(PatrioticPost.com)- President Biden said that he is unsure whether Beijing has the ability to stop North Korea from conducting another nuclear test. The president met with the CCP leader for more than three hours ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia last week, according to The Guardian.
After the meeting, Biden said that he told Xi that he thought they “had an obligation to attempt to make it clear” to North Korea that they should not conduct a seventh nuclear test. When asked whether China can influence what their longtime ally does, Biden reportedly said that he does not think China “can control” them.
South Korea asserts that their communist counterparts to the north have completed the preparations for a new test, and Washington is warning that it could take place soon.
The communist regime has reportedly continued to develop an arsenal of weapons despite international sanctions placed on them by the United Nations. It recently tested an intercontinental ballistic missile with the capacity to reach the United States.
After North Korea’s last nuclear test in 2017, both China and Russia voted for stricter sanctions, but both countries recently vetoed a U.S.-led effort to impose more penalties after North Korea restarted its ballistic missile launches. The U.S. accused China and Russia of enabling the regime, with Biden telling Xi that the U.S. will respond to North Korea’s nuclear tests in kind to defend its allies, including South Korea and Japan.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also said that a nuclear attack on the U.S. or its allies would result in the end of North Korea’s regime.
Former President Donald Trump recently touted his accomplishments with Kim Jung Un in his announcement that he is once again running for president.
“China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea were in check and…they respected the United States and quite honestly, they respected me,” Trump said at the beginning of his announcement speech in Mar-a-Lago, a week after the midterm elections.