Washington, April 21: The United States President Donald Trump amidst high tension between Washington and North Korea, praised Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea" on Thursday. However, North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike."
While addressing a news conference President Trump said, "some very unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours," and being confident over Chinese President Xi Jinping said would "try very hard" to pressure Beijing's ally and neighbour North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.
However, Trump further gave no indication of what US moves might be. Whereas, US officials told that Washington was aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signaling a possible heightened state of readiness. US officials have also been saying for weeks that North Korea could soon stage another nuclear bomb test, something both the United States and China have both warned against.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has proceeded with nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of UN Security Council sanctions. Interestingly, the United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North.
Notably, tensions have risen sharply in recent months after North Korea conducted two nuclear weapons tests last year and carried out a steady stream of ballistic missile tests. President Trump, who took office in January, has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile.
Seeing North Korea continuously examining nuclear weapons, United States sent their warships in the Korean peninsula which also raised tension between both countries rhetorically. Notably, North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and it showed no let-up in its belligerence after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles in Pyongyang.