Source: Washington Free Beacon –  The New York Times

China has been carrying out covert operations to provide the North Korean regime with increased aid and missiles in exchange for Pyongyang halting any future talks over nuclear tests, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

The “Top Secret” document obtained by the Free Beacon details a plan where China will publicly condemn North Korea for their missile tests, but will covertly work with the regime under the radar to ensure they keep their nuclear arsenal.

The document, which was reportedly provided to the Free Beacon from an individual with close ties to the Chinese intelligence and security organizations, raises major questions about whether the U.S. can trust China to help combat North Korea.

The plan also explains that China will only vote in favor of applying “symbolic” sanctions at the United Nation against North Korea, but will continue to help the regime gain access to oil and gas shipments that the sanctions cut off.

Last week, President Donald Trump slammed China after it was revealed that China had allowed oil shipments to reach North Korean ports, a direct violation of the U.N. sanctions imposed against the rogue regime.

During an interview last week with The New York Times, Trump said he wasn’t going to tolerate China supplying and aiding North Korea.

“I have been soft on China because the only thing more important to me than trade is war,” Trump said. “Oil is going into North Korea. That wasn’t my deal. If they don’t help us with North Korea, then I do what I’ve always said I want to do.”

While it’s unclear if Jinping is aware of the covert plan — which it’s very likely he is given the severity of the action — Trump is not pleased and is likely working toward holding China accountable.

 

Trump has boasted about the power of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and vowed to rain down “fire and fury” on the rogue regime if they continue to threaten the U.S., and China would be wise not to tempt the U.S. into taking such action.