Trump accuses China of 'interfering' in United States midterms

Trump accuses China of 'interfering' in United States midterms

Trump accuses China of 'interfering' in United States midterms

Trump did not provide any evidence for the allegation.

United States officials have not immediately responded to requests for comment after Mr Trump's claims.

Briefing Israeli reporters after a meeting with Donald Trump at which the U.S. president for the first time explicitly endorsed a two-state solution as his preferred option, Nentayahu said that under any peace accord, Israel would retain security control from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. The notice, published by the China Digital Times, said the Chinese tariffs are meant to split "apart different domestic groups in U.S".

Amid a bitter trade war between the two countries, Trump claimed that China has been trying to influence the result as it does not want him to win.

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.

"China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November against my administration", Mr. Trump said.

However, a senior Palestinian official rejected Trump's comments in support of a two-state solution, saying his White House's policies were destroying hopes of peace.

The president, locked in controversies over his campaign's possible ties to Russian interests, has also said he wants the American public to pay more attention to China.

"I would certainly be open to it, I'm willing to meet with anybody", Trump said on Wednesday as he arrived at United Nations headquarters.

A representative from China who attended the meeting could be seen coughing into his hand and shrugging as the president spoke.

From there, the president turned his attention to China.

While opening a UN Security Council meeting, Trump put it like so, per the BBC: "In my remarks yesterday to the United Nations General Assembly, I laid out my administration's commitment to building a more just and peaceful future".

Despite his tough talk, Mr Trump told the Security Council on Wednesday that he could envision relations with Iran moving along a similar "trajectory" as ones with North Korea.

President Trump imposed tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods on Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of "economic intimidation".

"I would say over the next two to three to four months", Trump said, referring to his prospective timetable for presenting a plan as he met Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. But those days are over.

"Those days are over, we will no longer tolerate such abuse", Trump said. State-run news agency Xinhua said in a tweet that Trump spoke "in face of blank stares, headshake, frowning".

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