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U.N. will do utmost to ease Taiwan Strait tensions: Guterres

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to Japanese media at the world body's headquarters in New York on May 16, ahead of G-7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. (Photo by Kaori Yoshida)

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. will do its utmost to ease tensions and avoid an emergency in the Taiwan Strait, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview Tuesday at the world body's headquarters.

Although the U.N. is bound by resolutions defining the "One China" policy, it will seek to prevent the escalation of tensions through negotiations and other means, involving all parties concerned, Guterres said.

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