The nuclear programs of North Korea are undeniably a big threat to the United States of America. Yet, President Donald Trump said that U.S. will solve the issues with Kim Jong Un with or without China.
According to Financial Times, President Donald Trump is scheduled to host China’s president Xi Jinping to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week. The two president of the giant countries were then said to discuss the threat of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program and “China’s ambitions in the South China Sea and trade.”
“China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t,” Trump stated. “And if they do that will be very good for China, and if they don’t it won’t be good for anyone” he added. Trump then cleared that he has great respect for China and Xi. Yet, he cleared that “Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.”
Regarding how he would tackle the issue with North Korea, Trump responded that “I’m not going to tell you.” He then added that he is not like the past President of the United States wherein he would tell where he would hit the Middle East.
Donald Trump then said that he thinks it’s all about trade when he was asked how he would motivate China to help U.S. “I think trade is the incentive.” The interviewer then clarified if he believed that U.S. could solve the problem without China. Trump then responded “Totally” per CNN.
Amid UN resolutions failing to stop North Korea’s nuclear programs, The Guardian reported that ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley shared her views on the possible solution. She said in a statement that China needs to show their concern to the United States. She then added that China needs to cooperate and put pressure on North Korea. As they know that they are the only country that could stop North Korea.