It appears that the days of Kim Jung Un may very well be numbered. In a phone call last night from Chinese Leader Xi Jinping, President Trump was given a thumbs up on any necessary action against the North Korean leader a source said. In fact, Xi told the President China was willing to work with the U.S. To bring peace to the troubled peninsula.
In a phone call last night, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Trump that Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. But Xi did add a caveat, they want to try peaceful means first. Mr. Trump confirmed the communication with China’s leader in a tweet which read: “Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea.”
Reportedly, Xi also told Trump that China wants peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson to the area as a prelude to the annual South Korea and United States war exercises, scheduled to be the largest ever held. President Xi reported told President Trump: “China insists on realizing the denuclearization of the peninsula … and is willing to maintain communication and coordination with the American side over the issue on the peninsula.”
The call from Xi came just 3 days Mr. Trump showed the world that the United States would, if forced, not hesitate to act militarily if necessary by bombing the Syrian airfield which had launched a chemical attack on innocent civilians. In addition, on Tuesday, Mr. Trump had warned that North Korea “is looking for trouble” and vowed to get Kim Jong-Un’s regime under control with or without China’s help in a pair of tweets. Mr Trump also made it clear to Xi in their weekend meetings that future relations and trade could suffer if China chose not to help control Kim.
Mr. Trump tweeted: “I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!” And in a follow-up tweet Mr. Trump left no doubt as to his expectations: “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.”
But the message from Beijing also said they would not support any action that could flood their border with a flood of refugees from the impoverished neighbor or destabilize northeast Asia and result in a U.S.-friendly government in North Korea. Meanwhile, Kim said Monday it would “hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences” if there was any further military action after the USS Carl Vinson arrives in the area of the Korean Peninsula.
Something literally screams fear at any action that Mr. Trump might take against the rouge state, even as reports are emerging that Kim appears to be preparing for another banned nuclear test prior to the April 15 anniversary of the communist country’s founding.