Rebecca Ballhaus – July 29, 2917
President Donald Trump on Saturday signaled his chagrin at what he described as China’s inaction on North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic-missile ambitions.
“I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk,” Mr. Trump wrote in a pair of posts on his Twitter account. “We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!”
On Friday, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile that experts said put the continental U.S. in range of a strike, illustrating rapid advancements in technology and intensifying Pyongyang’s standoff with Washington.
Following the launch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged world leaders to tighten United Nations sanctions on North Korea and singled out Russia and China for not doing enough to contain Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.