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Offbeat Trump urges China to keep tight North Korea border

15:11  21 may  2018
15:11  21 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

China hopes Kim-Trump meeting will happen as planned

  China hopes Kim-Trump meeting will happen as planned China said North Korea and the United States should hold their historic summit as planned after Pyongyang threatened to pull out.North Korea also cancelled high-level talks due Wednesday with Seoul over the Max Thunder joint military exercises being held between the U.S. and South Korea, denouncing the drills as a "rude and wicked provocation.

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work hard and act fast While the two leaders exchanged pleasantries in keeping with their professed friendship — with Trump calling Xi a “very special man” — the Trump says he’ll meet North Korea ’s Kim within ‘3-4 weeks’.

For decades, Washington has watched in horror as North Korea - propped up by trade with China That includes a continuing plan for the U.S. to keep up a "maximum pressure campaign" on North Senior officials from the two Koreas were to sit down at a border village on Wednesday to discuss

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers remarks during the Prison Reform Summit at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 18, 2018. © Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers remarks during the Prison Reform Summit at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 18, 2018.

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday pressed China to maintain a secure border with North Korea, weighing in ahead of an anticipated June meeting with North Korea's leader aimed at denuclearization while at the same time efforting a trade deal with Beijing.

"China must continue to be strong & tight on the Border of North Korea until a deal is made. The word is that recently the Border has become much more porous and more has been filtering in. I want this to happen, and North Korea to be VERY successful, but only after signing!" Trump tweeted. (Reporting by Susan Heavey Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Trump pick for South Korea ambassador: North Korea 'most imminent threat' .
The outgoing commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, who has been nominated by President Trump to be the next ambassador to South Korea, warned Wednesday that North Korea is the United States's most immediate threat."North Korea remains our most imminent threat," Adm. Harry Harris said Wednesday. "And a nuclear-capable North Korea with missiles that can reach the United States is unacceptable.

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