Trump Discusses Cutting North Korea's Nuke Capabilities With Chinese President
President Trump on Wednesday spoke with President Xi Jinping of China about the “denuke of North Korea” as lawmakers in Washington received classified briefings on the threat.
“We had a very good conversation with President Xi of China,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One. “It lasted for about 45 minutes. He’s very much in favor of the denuke of North Korea.”
The White House said Trump and Xi discussed North Korea’s Sept. 2 test of a “powerful nuclear device.”
“The two leaders condemned North Korea’s latest provocative and destabilizing action and noted North Korea’s current path is dangerous to the world and not in its own interest,” Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said. “President Trump and President Xi committed to strengthen coordination and take further action with the goal of achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”