Following the death of Otto Warmbier, President Trump pointed out the brutality of the North Korean regime. The President also noted that, although China had tried to convince the Hermit Kingdom to abandon its nuclear dreams, they failed.
On Saturday, it was reported that North Korea agreed to talks with the United States under the right set of circumstances. North Korean authorities, however, did not specify what those circumstances might be, but they did mention suspension of the U.S. military exercises with South Korea might have something to do with it.
According to Chinese state media, China and the United States have agreed efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be ‘complete, verifiable and irreversible’.
The United States believes that Beijing hasn’t been fully enforcing existing U.N. sanctions on North Korea.
During recent talks with the Chinese, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China to increase economic and political pressure on Kim Jong-Un’s regime.
The United States is considering even more sanctions, including sanctions against Chinese banks and companies doing business with North Korea.
Young Conservatives reports:
After the death of Otto Warmbier, President Donald Trump decried the brutality of the North Koreans.
He also tweeted out that China had tried but failed in its intercessory role.
Those two things may actually have pushed some more positive development, perhaps with both China and North Korea sensing that Trump was losing patience.