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At G20 Summit, Trump Marshalled Support Against North Korea Missile Tests

Along with the Moranbong Band, the concert had North Korea’s other top headliners – a similar pop ensemble called the Chongbong Band, the uniformed State Merited Chorus and the Wangjaesan Art Troupe. Over the weekend, the United States dropped some bombs in what is also being called a “show of force”.Two US Air Force bombers released inert weapons Friday on a training range in South Korea.China on Tuesday said it shouldn’t be held responsible alone for solving the North Korean nuclear standoff, and accused other countries of shirking their responsibilities in the effort to reduce tensions.A report in The New American on July 4 observed that after Pyongyang’s missile test that day, President Trump fired off a series of Tweets, writing, “North Korea has just launched another missile”. The editorial was reported on in English by the state Korean Central News Agency.Before a meeting with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the G20 in Hamburg, Trump cited strong trade figures between China and North Korea, saying: “So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!”Both Trump and Haley put the spotlight on China, with the US leader voicing his frustration in recent days that Beijing hasn’t done more. “I dare say it’s the only way for Pyongyang to choose, and I hope North Korea will respond”.”When the conditions are met, I am prepared to meet the North Korean ruler wherever and whenever”, he told an audience at a think-tank in the German capital, calling for a “long dialogue for peace and detente”.The Trump administration has shown a more muscular stance on North Korea and had been eyeing more sanctions even before the launch.The U.S. ambassador stressed that the ICBM test raised the conflict over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs to a new level.”The “China responsibility theory” on the peninsula nuclear issue can stop”, Geng said. The administration wants China to fully enforce global sanctions meant to starve Pyongyang of revenue for its nuclear and missile programs.The U.S.is preparing to unilaterally tighten sanctions on North Korea as well as targeting Chinese companies and banks the U.S. believes are funneling money into the regime’s weapons program.