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South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work together to tackle issues related to North Korea, his spokeswoman said, a day after Pyongyang fired a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

“Yoon stressed that public concerns have grown big as tensions escalate following North Korea’s serious provocation,” the spokeswoman said after the president-elect and Xi held phone talks.

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