Donald Trump says ‘If China Isn’t Going to Solve North Korea, We Will’
The US president Donal Trump has warned that if China proves unwilling to help then the US is prepared to act unilaterally to deal with the Nuclear Problem of North Korea.
He said in an interview with the financial times of London on Sunday, “Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you”.
His comment came ahead of his meeting with Chinese President Mr Xi Jingpin on Thursday and Friday.
Tensions have risen sharply as North Korea has stepped up ballistic missile tests and amid boasts by leader Kim Jong-un that his country was in the final stages of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile.
US-based analysts have said that North Korea seems to be preparing for another Nuclear test. North Korea has staged five nuclear tests so far out of which two of them were performed last year.
Trump stated in the interview, “China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t, If they do, that will be very good for China, and if they don’t, it won’t be good for anyone.”
On the other hand, US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said in a separate interview that, “the US is looking to China to take actions against north Korea”. She told, “The only country that can stop North Korea is China and they know that. We’re going to continue to put pressure on china to have action.”
North Korea’s nuclear programme remains a source of deep concern for the international community.
China’s reaction to the tests has been closely watched – as it is the North’s main trading partner and only ally. The 2016 tests brought international condemnation, including from China, and increased sanctions.