Pence pressures China on North Korea

| Updated: Jul 31, 2017 09:56 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], July 31 (ANI): United States Vice-President Mike Pence has said that "all options are on the table" in countering North Korea's nuclear programme, while speaking about reining in the threat during his trip to Estonia. "The continued provocations by the rogue regime in North Korea are unacceptable, and the United States of America is going to continue to marshal the support of nations across the region and across the world to further isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically," CNN quoted Pence, as saying. Pence also rued over China's inaction to pressure Pyongyang. "We believe China should do more. The President has been clear about that in his conversations with President Xi (Jinping) that while China has taken unprecedented steps to begin to isolate North Korea economically and to bring diplomatic pressure, we believe China has a unique relationship with the regime in North Korea and has a unique ability to influence decisions by that regime," he said. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted on Sunday morning about the administration's wish for China and other nations to put pressure on Pyongyang. In a pair of tweets on Saturday, Trump also slammed China for not taking stronger action. The developments come two days after North Korea tested a ballistic missile that it claims can reach all of the United States. (ANI)