China urges US to show restraint in North Korea issue

Chinese President Xi Jinping, has asked U.S. President Donald Trump to exercise restraint in his treatment of North Korea.
By Aaron Sims | Apr 24, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping, has asked U.S. President Donald Trump to exercise restraint in his treatment of North Korea.

President Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence have both announced that they will stop at no lengths to end nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula. Multiple countries have tried to dissuade Kim Jong Un and the North Korean regime from developing their nuclear capabilities but to no avail. Not even China, the main trade partners of the North Koreans, have been able to stop their nuclear testing.Due to concerns that military action by the United States could push East Asia into crisis, Xi asked President Trump during a phone call on Monday to exercise restraint.

 

Presidents Trump and Xi have been in communication since earlier in the month. They have discussed the trade deficit between the two countries among other matters. President Trump has called on President Xi to press the North Korean regime into stopping their nuclear testing and threatened that could they not provide that result, the U.S. would do it themselves.


"China adamantly opposes any actions in contravention of the United Nations Security Council resolutions," said PresidentXi according to a report on Chinese television.


President Xi has made it clear that he does not support the North Korean nuclear tests, but that he also would not support any drastic or retaliatory action from the United States either. Instead, he hopes that sanctions from the United Nations Security Council will deter the nuclear tests.


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