Iran to North Korea: Don’t Trust ‘Deal-Breaker-in-Chief’ Trump

Iran to North Korea: Don’t Trust ‘Deal-Breaker-in-Chief’ Trump

Iran to North Korea: Don’t Trust ‘Deal-Breaker-in-Chief’ Trump

President Donald Trump said he "felt foolish" engaging in the name-calling and rhetoric with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the months leading up to their historic agreement, but said without it, "we wouldn't have been here".

"The relevant resolutions passed by the UN Security Council stipulate that ... adjustment to the sanctions has to be made in accordance with the situation on how North Korea has implemented the agreement - including suspending or removing relevant sanctions measures", Geng said. "You know, we did sanctions and all the things you would do", President Trump said. He said: "We believe the Security Council should make efforts to support the diplomatic efforts at the present time".

"I think without the rhetoric, we wouldn't have been here", Mr. Trump said.

Beijing has key strategic interests when it comes to North Korea, and has long feared that a collapse of its isolated neighbor could push waves of refugees into northeastern China, or that nuclear war on the Korean peninsula could contaminate swathes of the country.

In the past, Trump has repeatedly referred to Kim as "little rocket man" and promised to bring "fire and fury" to the country if it endangers the United States.

The US side seeks denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula under terms that give US and global authorities broad power to inspect nuclear reactors in North Korea at any time they choose to verify parts of a potential denuclearization agreement.

It futher sees the United States and North Korea agree to "establish new relations", and 'join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula'.

Lasting peace has obvious benefits for China, especially in bolstering the development of its rust-belt and landlocked northeast which borders North Korea and would suffer in the even of conflict.

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