President of China, Xi Jinping, spoke with United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday in an attempt to de-escalate the tensions between China and North Korea, in light of North Korea’s nuclear weapon’s program.
Both leaders agree it is in everyone’s best interests to get the nukes out from under the hands of the trigger happy crazy leader, Kim Jong-Un, but now, they will try to use peaceful means to achieve this goal.
“Denuclearization of the peninsula” is going to be a top priority of China and they will coordinate with America over this common goal. President Trump was willing to get North Korea’s regime under control with or without China’s help, because, as he said in a tweet on Tuesday, Kim Jong-Un “is looking for trouble.”
Solving the North Korea problem will also make any trade deals between China and the United States run much more smoothly, which is exactly what we need in this economy.
The call came after Trump warned in a pair of tweets Tuesday that North Korea “is looking for trouble” and vowed to get Kim Jong-Un’s regime under control with or without China’s help.
“I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!” Trump tweeted.
He added in a second tweet: “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.”
Trump and other U.S. officials have repeatedly called on China to leverage its status as North Korea’s biggest economic partner and source of food and fuel aid to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
China has said that it is in full compliance with sanctions enacted under U.N. Security Council resolutions and in February, suspending imports of coal from North Korea — a key source of foreign currency for Kim.
However, Beijing also said it will not countenance measures that could bring about a collapse of the regime that could release a flood of refugees across its border, destabilize northeast Asia and result in a U.S.-friendly government taking power in Pyongyang.