President Trump’s National Security Council team has completed a broad review of possible actions the U.S. can take to halt North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, according to a Sunday Reuters report.
The review, according to Reuters, includes both economic sanctions and military measures the U.S. can use to deal with the increasingly aggressive state.
Trump plans to ask President Xi Jinping of China to help put pressure on North Korea during their scheduled meeting this week at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.
Trump also said the U.S. will deal with North Korea with or without the help of China, while expressing hope that China would work with him to strike a deal, according to an interview the Financial Times published on Sunday.
It is unclear whether the recommendations by the administration’s national security experts have made it into the president’s hands, Reuters said.