U.S. goal is not to change North Korean regime: Tillerson
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 12:12
Asked if the strikes against Syria were a message to North Korea, Tillerson told ABC's This Week: "The message that any nation can take is, 'If you violate global norms, if you violate worldwide agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken'".
Trump's press secretary would not say definitively whether the President believes the Syrian leader should go.
One of the banners they carried read: "The Iraqi scenario will not be repeated in Syria".
"We have engaged in deeper understanding, and have built a trust - a preliminary working relationship and friendship", he said.
"We've had a long discussion already, and so far I have gotten nothing, absolutely nothing", the US President conceded playfully yesterday after initial talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
It is unclear exactly what the order would do or how harsh it would be, but it would be created to begin to make good on Trump's promise during the campaign to redress China's huge trade surplus with the US.
The two leaders were later photographed strolling the grounds of Trump's waterfront resort.
Westinghouse, once a symbol of America's leadership in nuclear energy, was forced to file for bankruptcy in late March, in the face of mounting losses. Toshiba Corp., Westinghouse's parent company, has sought a buyer for the unit and Trump administration officials are so concerned about Chinese investors obtaining control of it that they have sought an American or allied purchaser. The question, Vershbow added, is whether the United States will be prepared "to threaten the "or else" part".
The Trump administration fears that North Korea is on the verge of acquiring the capacity to launch nuclear warheads as far as the USA west coast.
"We have been treated unfairly and have made awful trade deals with China for many, many years", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Thursday as he flew to Palm Beach. "That's one of the things we are going to be talking about". Trump does not plan to confront Xi with the most aggressive of his campaign threats: a 45% tariff on Chinese goods. In February, an Instagram video of the president's granddaughter performing a song she'd reportedly learned for Chinese New Year while holding a red Chinese dragon puppet garnered high praise from viewers in both China and the United States.
The U.S. launched missile strikes on Syrian government installations Thursday in response to the chemical attacks.
"President Trump noted the challenges caused by Chinese government intervention into its economy", Tillerson said on Friday.
China's official Xinhua news agency said Xi had encouraged the United States to take part in the "One Belt, One Road" plan, Xi's signature foreign policy imitative aimed at infrastructure development across Asia, Africa and Europe, seen in some policy circles as a partial answer to the pivot to Asia strategy of Trump's predecessor Barack Obama.
Numerous camp's residents welcomed the American cruise-missile attack on Syria but said that they wished America would go further and intervene to end the country's six-year civil war.
They were sitting down for their first dinner together Friday morning Australian time when the missile strike on a Syrian air base ordered by President Trump was launched. Many blue-collar workers helped propel him to his unexpected election victory on November 8 and Trump is under pressure to deliver for them.
Another effect of Trump's shift on Syria has been a strikingly tougher tone from his administration on Russian Federation.
"President Xi I think expressed an appreciation for the President letting him know and providing the rationale and said, as it was told to me, indicated that he understood that such a response is necessary when people are killing children".