Kim Jong Un has pushed the globe to the brink of World War 3.
His nuclear weapons program threatens America and her allies.
But now he just got some really bad news.
China – which helps keep the communist nation afloat economically – is taking steps to use their influence to push North Korea toward a peaceful resolution of this crisis.
Beijing already helped the U.S. win a 15-0 vote at the United Nations for one billion dollars worth of economic sanctions against North Korea.
That was just the start.
Now they will stop processing the imports of North Korea coal, iron, lead and fish.
Barely a week after voting yes on new U.N. sanctions targeting North Korea, China has announced it will stop importing key goods from the Hermit Kingdom, per the AP’s Joe McDonald:
“The Chinese customs agency said it will stop processingimports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ores and fish at midnight on Sept. 5. … Other North Korean exports to China also include clothing, knitwear and plastic rain ponchos, which appear not to be affected by the latest sanctions.”
“The latest U.N. sanctions are intended to block North Korean exportsworth $1 billion — a significant share of total exports valued at $3 billion last year.”
Why it matters:“China, the isolated North’s main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un’s regime too hard for fear it might collapse. But Beijing is increasingly frustrated with Pyongyang and supported a U.N. Security Council ban on Aug. 5 on coal and other key goods.”
In addition, China’s Global Times – which speaks for the Communist government – warned that North Korea would be on their own should they launch an attack on America or any American territories such as Guam.
The Global Times wrote:
“China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral,” it added. “If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”
China’s willingness to state they will not defend North Korea should they attack the United States, as well as joining the United States’ efforts to impose economic penalties on Pyongyang, shows Trump’s diplomatic efforts are paying off.
Previous U.S. Presidents were unwilling to do much of anything with regards to North Korea.
Their policy was to kick the can down the road.
But now the communist nation has intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as miniaturized nuclear war heads.
They could be just months away from having a nuclear weapon that can wipe any American city off the map.
The situation is now dire and Trump’s ability to persuade China to exert their influence shows everyone is on the same page and working towards a peaceful path to denuclearize North Korea.
Kim Jong Un is trying to use his weapons program to hold the world hostage.
China’s trade moves are bad news for his plans.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in story.