UNITED NATIONS – The United States wants China to prove that it is really seeking to stop North Korea’s nuclear test with actions — and that is what a President Donald Trump will press chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet in Florida next week, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday.
Haley said the Trump administration has “no patience” for the “cat-and-mouse situation” where provocations from North Korea, including banned nuclear and ballistic tests have been meeting with U. N. security council resolutions that Pyongyang to ignore.
She said that the US can’t change the way North Korea thinks, but “China.” And that will be the focus of the president’s April 6-7 meeting with Xi at his Florida resort.
In a broad interview with four news agencies, Haley also talked about the new AMERICAN priorities in Syria, American efforts “to bring balance” to the U. N. on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and its focus on U. N. peacekeeping and the protection of human rights if the US takes the Security of the presidency of the Council in April. She also spoke about her hatred for the bureaucracy, which she says that she’s avoided so far in the U. N.
Haley’s comments on North Korea, reflecting growing frustration in the security council and the international at the failure of six U. N. sanctions decide to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear missile testing and the expansion of the nuclear program.
Tensions escalated over North korea’s move to accelerate the weapons development. The North conducted two nuclear tests and 24 ballistic missile test of last year, deepening concern in Washington that it may soon develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.
“I know that China wants to see North Korea to stop testing,” the U.S. ambassador said.
“Prove it! Prove it! They must prove with their actions that they want to see that stopped … and proves that it can not only stop the coal intake, but allow it to go through other ways,” Haley said.
“Turns out it really is them to show by means of pressure that you are going to cut them off, and that you this as seriously as the rest of the world does,” Haley said.
China is North Korea’s main source of diplomatic support and economic aid and has long pushed for a resumption of the six-nation denuclearization talks, on hold since North Korea withdrew from them in 2009.
Beijing says its leverage over Pyongyang is limited. Despite that, China last month suspended imports of North Korean coal for the rest of the year, depriving Kim Jong-Un regime of an important source of foreign currency, although Haley’s remarks indicate that Beijing is to allow the input in other ways.
Haley said she expects Trump and Xi ‘ talk very much about the responsibility that we believe in China — it is a fact that we do not have the patience to sit here and see it go around and around the lake and the fact that we want action.”
She said that she expects them to discuss “how that action can come, and discuss what level of action president Trump thinks it should be.”
Haley said she also told the Chinese and Russian diplomats at the U. N. that “they are the answer to a number of solutions and … we want to see occur.”
They warned that if North Korea launches an intercontinental ballistic missile, which could reach the USA, or run a different test, “we are not going to sit down and say, ‘Oh, that they did it again.'”
“This is something this administration is making a priority and this is something that we absolutely expect that China and Russia to respond to,” Haley said.
On Syria, she said, and the Trumpet of administration is to change the AMERICAN priorities, “and our priority is not to sit and focus on getting of (Syrian President Bashar) Assad.”
“What are we going to focus on putting the pressure there is, so that we can start making a change in Syria,” she said. “We want the Iranian influence because it really is a problem. We want to see how we deal with Turkey on this, how we will deal with the different players in this, and at the end of the day try to with everyone to bring peace and stability back to the region.”