Donald Trump has 'great confidence' in China and believes 'things will work out' with Russia
US President Donald Trump on Thursday showcased a positive view towards both China and Russia.
New Delhi: US President Donald Trump on Thursday showcased a positive view towards both China and Russia.
"I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A.," tweeted the President.
He followed it with yet another tweet this time about good ties with Russia in the future saying, "Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia. At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!."
Backing away from a campaign pledge, Trump said Wednesday that his administration won't label China a currency manipulator in a report due this week, though he does think the U.S. dollar "is getting too strong."
Trump began to bash China in the 2015 speech that began his campaign, saying Beijing kept its currency artificially low to give its manufacturers an unfair advantage in global trade.
The change in opinion on China comes as the US faces an intractable crisis in North Korea.
North Korea appears to be preparing to conduct a nuclear test in a show of defiance towards Donald Trump, who has not ruled out military action to pressure the regime into abandoning its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.
The US-based monitoring group 38 North said on Thursday that the satellite images from the North's Punggye-ri site showed it was "primed and ready" for what would be the country's sixth nuclear test since 2006.
As for Russia, Trump said on Wednesday, "We're not getting along with Russia at all," following last week's airstrikes on Syria, Moscow's key Middle Eastern ally.
In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Khan Sheikhoun, the U.S. launched dozens of Tomahawk to destroy the Shayrat airfield in Syria, believed by Washington be the base for warplanes that carried out the chemical attack on the rebel-held town.
Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the strike as "act of aggression" and said it violated international law.