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Trump To Xi: N. Korea Will Be Dealt With

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President Donald Trump raised the issue of North Korea with Chinese leadership Saturday, warning that the issue will be resolved “one way or another.”
President Donald Trump raised the issue of North Korea with Chinese leadership Saturday, warning it will be resolved “one way or another.”
He met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. After exchanging pleasantries, Trump turned the conversation to North Korea, which stunned the world Tuesday with the successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The president explained to his Chinese counterpart that “something has to be done about” North Korea, according to a White House pool report.
“It may take longer than I’ d like, it may take longer that you’ d like” Trump said, “but there will be success in the end one way or the other.” The administration had hoped that China would take steps to rein in North Korea, but the president has grown frustrated as limited efforts have failed to rectify the problem.
After the meeting in Mar-a-Lago, Fla., in April between Trump and Xi, he expressed confidence that China would make an effort to address the North Korean nuclear weapon and ballistic missile threat and resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula.
I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U. S., with its allies, will! U. S. A.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13,2017
China suspended coal imports and put a certain degree of diplomatic pressure on the regime. Beijing, however, repeatedly countered calls for greater Chinese efforts by stressing that it is neither the cause nor crux of the current situation, even though China remains the country’s largest benefactor, regularly facilitating trade and financial transactions in violation of international sanctions.

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