Trump accuses Russia of helping N. Korea evade economic sanctions

Updated:1 month ago IST

Washington, D.C. (U.S.), Jan 18 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Russia of helping North Korea evade economic sanctions by filling in gaps left as China has withdrawn its aid. Asserting that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of the international sanctions, Trump added that Pyongyang is getting closer every day to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States. But U.S. President praised the actions of Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying Beijing is ‘doing a lot’ to help rein in Pyongyang, but also saying China could do more. President Trump said North Korea is getting closer every day to being able to send a missile to strike the United States, adding that the U.S. needs to add to its missile defense systems. Trump repeated that he would be willing to speak with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but said he was not sure it would lead to anything meaningful.

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