Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator

EPA  MOHAMMED BADRA

EPA MOHAMMED BADRA

Despite Trump's argument that China is taking North Korea seriously, China remains adamantly opposed to USA deployment of an advanced missile defence system in South Korea. "At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!"

The decision was expected after President Donald Trump this week reversed himself and said China was not a currency manipulator, according to AFP.

"Russia is vitally interested in the stability on the post-Soviet area", Putin said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized leaders of Western countries for their blind support for the United States attack on a Syrian air base, under arguments of dubious origin. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Trump said he had not "held back" in his assessment that China manipulates its yuan currency, despite not acting on a campaign promise to declare it a currency manipulator on his first day in office. A little half of them are from Russian Federation, and five thousand from the CIS countries, mostly the CSTO members. The accusation that the Kremlin tampered with the US democratic process only buttresses those who see Russian Federation as America's greatest geopolitical foe.

Trump's rocky relationship with his own intelligence community has seemingly come back to bite him, as the Russian government has taken to using his own words to respond to U.S. accusations.

Although U.S. allies Japan and South Korea are heartened by Trump's North Korea focus, his softer tack toward Beijing is causing concern. It was Trump's second major concession to Xi, after backing away from a threat to abandon America's "One China" policy that sees Taiwan as part of China.

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In response to the attack, Trump last week ordered a strike on military infrastructure used by the Assad regime.

"It is our strongest wish, if the victory materializes at last, to have it happen in a way that would rule out the return of any militants to our country", Putin said.

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