Trump says he’s “disappointed” in China over North Korea

Last Updated Jul 30, 2017 7:11 PM EDT

President Trump tweeted Saturday night that he’s “disappointed” in China, and that country does “NOTHING for us” when it comes to North Korea.

“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 tweeted.

“We will no longer allow this to continue,” he added. “China could easily solve this problem!”

The tweets marked the latest case of Mr. Trump urging Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more regarding North Korea, which on Friday tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

When asked about his relationship with Xi at a press conference with French President Emannuel Macro earlier this month, Mr. Trump called Xi “a friend,” but added, “we asked him for some assistance with respect to North Korea, probably he could do a little bit more but we’ll find out.”  

China has said that it shouldn’t be held responsible for solving the nuclear standoff with North Korea, and that it doesn’t hold the key to resolving the issue.

The Chinese Mission to the U.N. sent CBS News late Sunday a statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry that said, “China is concerned about the current developments.”

It added that…

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