On Wednesday morning, China’s Foreign ministry says Trump called Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the potential nuclear threat from North Korea. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
WASHINGTON — President Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone in an effort to reduce tensions surrounding North Korea’s nuclear threats, officials said Wednesday .
China state broadcaster CCTV said Xi told the U.S. president that China “is committed to the target of de-nuclearization on the peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability on the peninsula, and advocates resolving problems through peaceful means.”
The White House did not issue a formal statement on conversation, though Trump tweeted he “had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea.”
The call occurred hours after Trump tweeted that “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!”
In another Twitter post, Trump said he has told Xi that “a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!”
Trump and Xi met last week at the U.S. president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
Trump ordered a U.S. carrier group to the region, prompting more threats from the North Koreans, who threatened “any mode of war” the…
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