Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Reuters: Trump to speak with China's Xi, Japan's Abe on Sunday, official says
U.S. President Donald Trump will speak on Sunday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, with North Korea expected to be discussed.
Tensions have risen sharply with North Korea over its advancing nuclear and missile programs. Pyongyang said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might and detained a U.S. citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country.
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WNU Editor: I cannot recall the last time a U.S. President talked with the Chinese President and the Japanese Prime Minister on the same night/day. The topic of discussion has to be North Korea, and I can only imagine what will be discussed. My hope is that the focus will be on finding a political/diplomatic solution to the Korean crisis .... but a part of me is wondering if President Trump is requesting a pre-clearance from both governments to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea. Bottom line .... something is "cooking".