Donald Trump accuses China of meddling in the U.S. midterm elections

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An editorial published by the state-run, English-language China Daily, China claimed the Trump administration had worsened the deadlock by selling military parts to Taiwan, viewed by Beijing as Chinese territory.

Chairing his first U.N. Security Council meeting today, President Donald Trump criticized China for its trade practices and further suggested that the country's leaders were "attempting to interfere" in the upcoming USA midterm elections.

With the elections less than two months away, USA intelligence officials have said they are not now seeing the intensity of Russian intervention registered in 2016 but are particularly concerned about activity by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.

But Trump's comments Wednesday seem to confirm that China is actively interfering now.

Donald Trump has accused China of attempting to "interfere" in the U.S. midterm elections because they don't want him to win.

"That's what I think, that's what I think works best", he added.


Netanyahu said that while he did not know when the United States would publish its peace plan - Trump said in their joint remarks to reporters that it would likely be unveiled within four months - he was sure it would take Israel's security concerns into consideration.

Trampling on the Palestinians and pushing unilateral initiatives will not resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Macron said taking a swipe at his USA counterpart Donald Trump's policy on the issue.

The two-state "solution" is mostly aspirational.

Beijing's retaliatory tariffs on $60bn worth of United States goods were due to go into effect soon after the USA sanction.

Trump said expect "very good news" in the coming months and years from North Korea after his landmark summit with the young strongman in Singapore in June.

"Their words go against their actions, and their action is absolutely clear [and] is destroying the possibility of the two-state solution", Husam Zomlot, head of the recently closed Palestinian mission in Washington, told AFP news agency.


The president also condemned violence in the ongoing bloody civil war in Syria, saying that the "butchery is enabled by Russian Federation and Iran". "Israel got the first chip and it's a big one".

Pressed on what Israel might have to give up in return for the embassy's move to Jerusalem, Trump replied: What will Israel have to give up after the U.S. Embassy moves to Jerusalem?

"The U.S. will not tell you how to live and work or worship, " Trump said as he unapologetically promoted his "America First" agenda.

The U.S.' exchange with China comes as a trade war between the two nations intensified. "Deals have to be good for both parties".

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a bilateral meeting during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.


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