Twitter Explains why President Trump Tweeted over North Korea
- Author: Darren Santiago Sep 29, 2017,
Sep 29, 2017, 0:14
Washington has alternated between criticising and praising Beijing's role in the North Korea crisis, on the one hand welcoming its support for new sanctions but also insisting it must do more to rein in its unruly neighbour.
We have been here before with North Korea though: it is important to remember that the two halves of Korea never actually made peace.
Meanwhile, recent reports suggest that North Korean is sending its military jets to the east of the country in the wake of a flyover by USA bombers of the area last week.
Twitter cited President Donald Trump's "newsworthiness" and the public interest as reasons why it declined to remove a tweet that added to the fiery rhetoric between the United States and North Korea. Furthermore, North Korea's repeated provocations are destabilizing Northeast Asia, making the regime more of a liability rather than a strategic asset for the Chinese government.
"Given our consistent opposition to the war and chaos on the peninsula, we totally disapprove of an escalation of the war of words between the USA and North Korea".
Twitter's rules state users "may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism".
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"It would be an incredibly provocative thing for them to conduct a nuclear test in the Pacific as they have suggested, and I think the North Korean people would have to realise how serious that would be, not only for the United States but for the worldwide community", Dunford said.
U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit China from Thursday to Saturday for talks with senior officials that will include the crisis over North Korea and trade, the State Department said on Tuesday. At the same time, the Chinese have been taking steps to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic ambitions.
Revere said his best guess for why the North Koreans were doing this was because they were "puzzled by the unconventional way that President Trump has been handling the North Korea issue" and were eager to use "informal and unofficial meetings to gain a better understanding of what is motivating Trump and his administration".
The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, which overseas U.S. sanctions programs, said the Foreign Trade Bank had carried out transactions on behalf of North Korea's weapons development program. Spokesman Lu underlined fact that "re will be no victor of a war on Korean Peninsula", inviting parties to adhere to peaceful political solution.
The comments from foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang reinforce China's position that all sides should avoid provoking each other following biting new United Nations economic sanctions on North Korea and a new exchange of threats between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.