"I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the US will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!"
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the USA decision to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula.
Instead of nipping in the bud North Korea's nuclear weapons challenge threatening United States and its allies, President Trump seems to be getting sucked into the Middle East quagmire by ordering missiles strikes against Syrian Air Force bases accused of chemical strikes. "If China decides to help, that would be great", he continued.
Meanwhile, the US Navy has moved the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group from Singapore to North Korea after the country conducted more missile testing.
"[The decision to attack Syria] allowed Trump to go into the discussions with President Xi on Friday, the day after [the strike], to talk about North Korea with much greater credibility and with more leverage", he said.
A woman walks past a television screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on April 5, 2017.
The move came after the United States carried out a cruise missile attack on a military airfield in Syria.
"The DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.", he said, using the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Gong Keyu (Gong): There were no disagreements between the two sides on the general principles that the North Korean issue is important, that China and the U.S. need to cooperate, that a peaceful solution is necessary and that UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea must be strictly implemented.
"We will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms", the foreign ministry spokesman said, according to KCNA.
US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday criticized North Korea as a rogue nation engaged in provocative behavior and said denuclearization of the peninsula "must happen". In Korea, Kim Jong Un has many potential ways to respond quickly and savagely by lashing out at a close US ally, South Korea, which hosts almost 30,000 USA troops to help defend it.
"That may defuse attempts to link Japan and South Korea and thus limit the possibility of any North Korean aggression against them".
Even though the two nations agreed on the need for to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after the meeting that "there was no kind of a package arrangement discussed" to resolve Pyongyang's growing nuclear threat.
A USA army soldier watches the U.S. Arguing for over a decade and half in my writings and in my book on China previous year, I have consistently pointed out that China is United States "Enemy Number One" and further that China is a more potent, unsafe and unpredictable threat to the United States, than Russian Federation.
"It's important to understand how that would tally with collective obligations on de-nuclearising the Korean peninsula, something that is underpinned in UN Security Council resolutions".
US officials said at the weekend the carrier group would take more than a week to reach waters near the Korean peninsula.
On Tuesday, a fleet of North Korean cargo ships was heading home, the majority of it fully laden, after China ordered its trading companies to return coal from the isolated state to curb coal traffic, sources with direct knowledge of the trade said.
Whether Pyongyang would eventually choose to return to negotiations or to accelerate its nuclear programme would depend on whether the USA had shown a willingness to sit down and talk, he said.
"It is still highly unlikely for the Trump administration to take unilateral actions before any major diplomatic efforts", he said.