The massive bomb dropped on ISIS is obviously to attack ISIS, but many wonder if President Trump is using it to show force to North Korea – a country quickly gaining effective nuclear missiles.
But according to China, military force isn’t going to resolve the problem that the U.S. has with North Korea. Currently, the U.S. has an aircraft carrier group heading straight for North Korea. It’s this force that China believes will do nothing to calm relations.
One of China’s influential newspapers recently urged the North to stop Its nuclear program in exchange for Chinese protection. The Communist Party’s People’s Daily published an editorial in the Global Times stating:
“As soon as North Korea complies with China’s declared advice and suspends nuclear activities … China will actively work to protect the security of a denuclearized North Korean nation and regime.”
Since China is North Korea’s primary ally, it stands to reason they would have the best chance of convincing the North to stop. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Beijing reporters this about the situation:
“Military force cannot resolve the issue. Amid challenge there is opportunity. Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks.”
However, a Carrier Strike Group has arrived at the Korean peninsula. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se told the Seoul parliament that if Washington did consider a strike, the South would be consulted.
As for if North Korea is stopping testing, it doesn’t look like it. A Washington-based think-tank, 38 North, revealed satellite images on Wednesday that showed a lot of movement near North Korea’s nuclear test site.
What do you think about the current state of North Korea and the United States? Do you think there is a good chance America will attack North Korea if they don’t stop?