White house: trump convinced President XI Jinping that North Korea has become China’s burden
According to Kathleen Mcfarland, Washington wants to give Beijing time to try to convince Pyongyang to move to curtail nuclear and missile programs.
WASHINGTON, April 16. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Kirsanov/. The President of the United States Donald Trump managed to convince the Chinese President XI Jinping that North Korea has become a burden for Beijing.
This opinion was expressed by Deputy assistant to the President for national security Kathleen Mcfarland, commenting on the new missile launch in North Korea in light of the recent U.S.-China summit.
“President trump was able to convey to the President of China that North Korea is no longer an asset. North Korea is a burden. North Korea is a burden and a threat not just to US, not just for South Korea, not just Japan, not just for Russia, but in fact to China”, — said the Advisor to the U.S. leader in TV channel Fox. She talked about U.S.-China summit talks held on 6-7 April in the estate of the President of the United States “Mar-a-Lago” in Florida.
Economic and diplomatic pressure
According to Mcfarland, Washington in this situation wants to give Beijing time to try to convince Pyongyang to move to curtail nuclear and missile programs. “We should give the President of China for some time, and also make use of economic and diplomatic pressure which we and our allies can exert on North Korea,” said a White house spokesman.
She also said that trump almost immediately after coming to power in late January ordered to hold a series of interagency meetings to develop possible new options against North Korea. Was conducted “extensive research” prepared by “some really interesting proposals, sanctions, diplomatic overtures, sanctions, second order… and, of course, military options,” said Mcfarland. From her point of view, this preparatory work has allowed Trump to hold a meaningful debate on North Korea with XI Jinping.
Commenting on Saturday’s military parade in Pyongyang, Mcfarland did not specify whether or not the US administration that in transport-launch containers demonstrated complexes based on vasilionak wheeled chassis really were Intercontinental ballistic missiles. “Above us hangs the threat,” said the us Deputy trump.
Someone who provokes?
In turn, Vice-President Michael Pence, who arrived in Seoul as part of a tour for the Asia-Pacific region, described the new missile launch in North Korea as “provocation of the North”.
“Times are tough everywhere, but especially here in the Asia-Pacific region,” says Pence. Speaking at the meeting with stationed in the Republic of Korea by us forces, he assured that the commitment of Washington’s “historical Alliance” with Seoul “never been stronger”. “With your and God’s help, freedom will always prevail in this Peninsula,” said Pence, referring to U.S. troops.
Meanwhile, one of the foreign policy advisers in the White house, accompanying Pence, signaled at a press briefing that the US is not going address to respond directly to the current missile launch in North Korea. “In this particular case, when they (the northerners. — Approx. correspondent.) spent time and energy on a failed startup, we don’t need to spend on it any resources”, — stressed the member of the delegation of the Vice-President.