President Trump met with his Chinese counterpart at the G-20 summit Saturday, hoping to revamp a relationship that he once hoped could provide the key to resolving the North Korea crisis.
Saying “something has to be done” to prevent North Korea from developing a nuclear missile, Trump thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his work on the issue.
“It may take longer than I’d like, it may take longer that you’d like,” Trump told the Chinese premier. “But there will be success in the end one way or the other.”
But as Trump returns to Washington on Saturday night, there were few visible signs of progress on North Korea. And in fact tensions escalated even as the summit was going on, with the United States flying two strategic bombers over the peninsula in a deliberate display of the U.S. ability to retaliate.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson complained Friday that while the U.S. and China agreed on the need to keep nuclear weapons off the Korean peninsula, execution of that policy has been “a bit uneven.”
source : USA TODAY