Donald Trump asks Xi Jinping to cut off North Korea's oil
Donald Trump asks Xi Jinping to cut off North Korea's oil
(LEAD) Haley: Trump demands China cut off oil supply to N. Korea after missile test
06 December, 2017, 08:07
Urging China to use its leverage on Pyongyang and promising more sanctions against North Korea are two strategies that have borne little fruit so far.
He urged the acceptance of a proposal made jointly by China and Russian Federation that would require North Korea to suspend nuclear activity and the United States and South Korea to halt joint military exercises in order to pave the way for talks.
Meanwhile, Trump's Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said: "We'll see future actions by the United States and others and we're looking forward to applying as much pressure as we can to get to our ultimate goal, which is a denuclearised Korean Peninsula". "If there's a war with North Korea, it will be because North Korea brought it on itself, and we're headed to a war if things don't change".
"First thing, President Donald Trump's strangulation campaign, to cut off money flows to North Korea will actually have a great effect on the regime".
Mr Chang, the author of Nuclear Showdown, said China and Russian Federation could join the side of North Korea in a potential war.
She said: "We have never sought war with North Korea, and still today we do not seek it".
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In a speech in Missouri about taxes, Trump, who has traded insults with the North in the past, referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a derisive nickname.
Earlier this week, North Korea carried out its first missile test in two months, firing an ICBM that allegedly can reach the USA mainland.
Responding to the United States request for an embargo, the Chinese foreign ministry said merely that the country had "always implemented full, comprehensive, serious and strict resolutions". "I don't think anybody likes a military solution". As the only nation to suffer a nuclear attack in World War II, he said Japan feels very strongly that North Korea's nuclear program needs to be stopped.
United States ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss a North Korean missile launch at UN headquarters in NY, U.S., November 29, 2017.
North Korea, which conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test in September, has tested dozens of ballistic missiles under Kim's leadership in defiance of global sanctions.
"In addition to implementing all United Nations sanctions, all countries should sever diplomatic relations with North Korea", she said and urged the Security Council to revoke the North's voting rights at the United Nations. It may also set Washington up for a fool's choice if we fail to understand Pyongyang's logic and ultimate end game.
China has proposed that the North stop missile and nuclear tests in exchange for a freeze of U.S. military exercises - a suggestion Washington has repeatedly rejected. Also at that time, the North Koreans will become confident in their arsenal.
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