Trump speak with leaders of China and Japan on North Korea

epa05758039 US President Donald J. Trump speaks on the phone with Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, in the Oval Office in Washington, DC, USA, 28 January 2017. The call was one of five calls with foreign leaders scheduled for 28 January. EPA/PETE MAROVICH / POOL

Vastavam web: President Donald Trump will speak by telephone with the leaders of China and Japan today, in talks likely to be dominated by North Korea’s nuclear drive and the threats posed by its belligerent leadership.The Trump administration has been growing increasingly exasperated with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s regime, which has staged a barrage of missile tests in recent months.He has presented sanctions as the best way to proceed with the hermit state, opting for that approach over dialogue with the regime.

Today, Trump will speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping at 8:45 pm (0045 GMT Monday) and with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at 8:00 pm.But the pair failed to map out a joint strategy on how to respond to North Korean threats.”The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed, many years it has failed. Frankly, that patience is over,” Trump said.