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Taiwan tensions

U.N. chief calls for restraint over Taiwan as tensions rise

Guterres says the international body upholds its 'One China' policy

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Aug. 8. (Photo by Koji Uema)

TOKYO -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for restraint over Taiwan, after China conducted a series of military drills encircling the democratic island following last week's visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"We all want the resolution to correspond to a peaceful environment," Guterres told reporters on a visit to Tokyo. "It's very important to appeal, first of all, to common sense, ... and then to restrain allowing for the de-escalation."

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