Prepared To Take On North Korea Without China If Needed: Donald Trump
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 16:03
Fears are growing of U.S. President Donald Trump launching a temperamental preemptive strike on North Korea without consulting Seoul after his abrupt airstrikes on Syria last week.
"China will not remain indifferent to Pyongyang's aggravating violation of the UN Security Council resolution", it said. The CCTV report was issued shortly after the conversation. "Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks".
Any strike would have to involve the U.S. Forces Korea, and South Korea-U.S.
North Korea has been a point of focus for Trump in recent weeks as the nation continues to engage in missile tests with the capability to reach USA allies.
Trump thanked North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members for their support of his decision a week ago to launch 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on civilians and said it was time to end Syria's civil war.
"Whoever provokes the situation, whoever continues to make trouble in this place, they will have to assume historical responsibility", Wang said. That has raised the question of whether the US would be prepared to shoot down a North Korean missile. -South Korea war games as preparations for an invasion.
A barrage of recent North Korean missile tests has stoked U.S. fears that Pyongyang may soon develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the USA mainland.
"The Chinese Government has overnight stepped up to the mark and is putting pressure on North Korea to ensure it behaves itself", he told reporters in Adelaide on Thursday.
"It fears a united Korea under South Korean leadership, which could lead to U.S. troops on China's border".
He also said the United States is willing to strike a trade deal with friendlier conditions for China if the country plays a role in deterring North Korea's nuclear program. "She's stationed there in the West Pacific region for a reason, she operates freely up and down the Pacific", he said, "and she's just on her way up there because that's where we thought it was most prudent to have her at this time".
The North sees U.S. North Korea has about 350 missiles that can hit Japan.
Around 200 foreign journalists are in Pyongyang to cover the country's biggest national day called the Day of the Sun, as it marks the 105th birth anniversary of its founding president Kim II Sung on 15 April.
Pyongyang has so far staged five nuclear tests, two of them a year ago, and analysis of satellite imagery suggests it could be preparing for a sixth.
Moon Jae In, the front runner in the May 9 presidential election in South Korea, told local media that the South must negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to resolve the nuclear issue.
A man carries flags after an opening ceremony for the newly constructed residential complex in Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday.
North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the USA at any sign of American aggression.