This could yet be another landmark political victory for U.S President Donald Trump as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has revealed that the Chinese president has agreed that action must be taken on North Korea, after his meeting with Trump in Florida over the weekend.
“They had extensive discussions around the dangerous situation in North Korea”.“President Xi clearly understands, and I think agrees, that the situation has intensified and has reached a certain level of threat that action has to be taken,”
”There is a shared view and no disagreement as to how dangerous the situation has become”.
“We’re hopeful,that we can work together with the Chinese to change the conditions in the minds of the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] leadership. And then, at that point, perhaps discussions may be useful.
“But I think there’s a shared view and no disagreement as to how dangerous the situation has become. And I think even China is beginning to recognise that this presents a threat to even to China’s interests as well.”
“The No 1 threat in the region continues to be North Korea, due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilising programme of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability,”