North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

  • North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

North Korea is on a quest to develop a long-range missile that will be capable of hitting the USA mainland with a nuclear warhead.

Talks between President Xi Jinping and his United States counterpart Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last week have set a constructive tone for relations between the world's two largest economies, according to Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

But the two sides avoided any diplomatic gaffes at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that would have tarnished the meeting in the eyes of the protocol-conscious Chinese. Days before the meeting, Trump tweeted in order to signal the mood and expectations in Washington, DC.

North Korea considers Syria an ally.

President Donald Trump Thursday ordered targeted missile strikes on a Syrian airfield in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack blamed on the Syrian government that killed about 100 civilians. After months in which Mr. Trump, first as candidate, then as president-elect, and finally as President, castigated China for "raping" the United States, for "stealing" and then announcing that he might depart from the "one China" policy adopted by the United States since the 1970s, China decided that it had to rein him in.

"They recognize that shows our clear determination to crack down on this sort of activity", Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters.

In addition to being considered the most important meeting in the world, due to the rapid rise of the Chinese economy and its increasing contestation of USA interests and those of its allies in the South China Sea and East China Sea, what made the meeting interesting and expected has been President Trump's position in regards to China. The report did not name the official, which is common in KCNA reports.

On Wednesday, North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan ahead of a US-China summit. -China relations. CGTN's Susan Roberts spoke with Douglas Smith, a former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, about the implications for addressing worldwide issues. Trump had pushed Beijing to exert more pressure on Pyongyang, but China insisted it did not have that degree of influence.

China is now the largest trading partner of the US.

Despite his hardline rhetoric against Beijing during the presidential campaign, Trump described his relationship with Xi as "outstanding" right after the meeting, saying "tremendous progress" had been made in Washington's relationship with Beijing. He did not elaborate. Finally, the summit between Xi and Trump was scheduled.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, seeking assurances of USA protection, was an early visitor to both the White House and Trump's Florida resort Mar-a-Lago.

President Xi says there are a thousand reasons for the two nations to work together -and there are a host of issues Xi is committed to.

"It seems that both countries have understood the importance of how essential a smooth transition needs to be and not just for the two countries involved here but really for the entire world over", it said. He did not rule out additional strikes if Assad continued to engage in atrocities against rebel forces with either chemical or conventional weapons.

President Trump has asked his national security team to provide "a full range of options to remove" the threat posed by the North Korean regime to the U.S. and its allies, national security advisor H.R. McMaster said Sunday, a day after U.S. Pacific Command directed an aircraft carrier strike group to the region.

China's response was muted. Xinhua pointed out a US tendency to blow things up without a real concrete plan on what to do afterwards, stating "It has been a typical tactic of the send a strong political message by attacking other countries using advanced warplanes and cruise missiles". Liu focused instead on the need for a political solution to the six-year Syrian conflict.