Govt hits back at Trump over N/Korea

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China hit back on Mon­day af­ter U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump tweeted he was “very dis­ap­pointed” in China fol­low­ing North Korea’s lat­est mis­sile test, say­ing the prob­lem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a so­lu­tion.

China has be­come in­creas­ingly frus­trated with Amer­i­can and Ja­panese crit­i­cism that it should do more to rein in Py­ongyang. China is North Korea’s clos­est ally, but Bei­jing, too, is an­gry with its con­tin­ued nu­clear and mis­sile tests.

North Korea said on Satur­day it had con­ducted another suc­cess­ful test of an in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­sile that proved its abil­ity to strike the U.S. main­land, draw­ing a sharp warn­ing from Trump and a re­buke from China.

Ja­panese Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe spoke with Trump on Mon­day and agreed on the need for more ac­tion on North Korea just hours af­ter the U.S. Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions said Washington is “done talk­ing about North Korea”.

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