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

There was, however, no mention in the commentaries of the USA missile strike on a Syrian government airbase, which overshadowed the summit.

Trump and his officials have also warned that the U.S. is prepared to take unilateral action against North Korea, raising the risk of USA military intervention to stop Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

"I think all of us are feeling very good about the results of this summit in terms of what it did for setting a very constructive tone going forward", added Tillerson.

He did not elaborate on the progress or the problems.

Axios said it also may target household appliances, where South Korean manufacturers with Chinese factories have gained market share.

Mr. Trump said he believes he made "tremendous progress" in the US-China relationship during talks with Mr Xi.

Later Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the USA and China "agreed to increase cooperation and work with the worldwide community to convince the DPRK to peacefully resolve the issue and abandon its illicit weapons programs".

"There is a real commitment to work together to see if this can not be resolved in a peaceful way", said Tillerson.

According to the report, the White House hopes that China will help put diplomatic pressure on North Korea.

During Xi's two-day trip to the southeastern USA coastal town of Palm Beach, the leaders of the world's top two economies compared notes on a wide range of topics for more than seven hours altogether and agreed to expand win-win cooperation and manage differences on the basis of mutual respect.

China is North Korea's economic lifeline and as such enjoys more leverage over its maverick neighbour than any other country.

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At the press briefing, Tillerson told reporters that Trump had alerted Xi of the missile strike at the end of their dinner together Thursday night.

China has long objected to the idea of unilateral USA military action in Syria.

China has sided with Russian Federation at the United Nations in opposing condemnation of Assad's government but has not become directly involved in the conflict.

Wu Dawei, China's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs, will meet with his South Korean counterpart later on Monday to discuss the nuclear issue, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

The bonhomie extended behind closed doors, where the United States president's grandson and granddaughter sang a traditional Chinese ballad - "Jasmine Flower" - and recited poetry for their honored guests, earning praise from their "very proud" mother Ivanka in a tweet.

The two leaders spent Friday in a series of working sessions.

Trump aides who participated in the talks described a productive first meeting between the leaders, saying they exhibited "positive" chemistry. He has taken particular aim at renegotiating trade relationships with China and Mexico. But they offered no details about how they planned to achieve that.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Chinese had expressed an interest in reducing China's trade surplus as a way of controlling their own inflation.

Trump's aides insisted he had made good on his pledge to raise concerns about China's trade practices and said there was some headway, with Xi agreeing to a 100-day plan for trade talks aimed at boosting USA exports and reducing China's trade surplus with the United States.

This year's joint Key Resolve and Foal Eagle drills involving thousands of US and South Korean troops reportedly involved preparations for a decapitation strike - the elimination of North Korean leadership.

We "arrived at many common understandings", Xi added, "the most important being deepening our friendship and building a kind of trust".

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