Sunday, July 9, 2017

Trump to Xi: 'Something has to be done' about North Korea

There will "eventually be a success" against Pyongyang, Trump said. "It may take longer than I'd like. It may take longer than you'd like. But there will be success in the end one way or the other." Xi told Trump that China remains "firmly committed to denuclearizing the (Korean) peninsula," according to a report from China's state-run Xinhua news agency. As a longtime ally of North Korea and its top trading partner, China is seen as the key to a solution on the Korean Peninsula.

While Trump has in the past praised China for efforts to exert pressure on its neighbor, he tweeted last month that those efforts had "not worked out."