The Chinese government should use its influence on the North Korean regime to avert the nuclear threat. “If China does not solve it, we do it ourselves,” said Minister Donald Trump.
The Trump’s government sees North Korea as a major threat to the US. Trump wants the problem anyway tackle, with or without help from China.
“China has a lot of influence in North Korea. They can decide to help us if they do not,” Trump tells the Financial Times (paywall).
How exactly he wants to intervene, which allows the US president in the middle. He says that it is “perfectly possible for the US to solve the problem.” “If China does not do it, we do it ourselves. That’s all I have to say about it.”
According to experts of the newspaper, Trump wants to increase pressure on President Xi Jinping.
The two leaders will meet in Washington. Trump says his ‘great respect’ is the Chinese leader. “I hope we can achieve something great and good for both countries.”
Tensions between North Korea and the US were in recent months after several missile tests conducted by North Korea.
In January it was announced that North Korea has a small nuclear reactor restarts. The reactor can supply enough plutonium for making nuclear bombs.