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pauses occur, we were very closely engaged with china, both through our dialogues that occurred face-to-face but also on the telephone. we speak very frequently with them >> i think the sanctions that were taken here just in the last week to ten days certainly got their attention in terms of their understanding our resolve to bring more pressure on north korea by directly going after entities doing business with north korea, regardless of where they may be located, we continue to make that clear to china, we would prefer that they take action themselves, and we are still calling upon them to do that. so i am saying our engagement is on china, and our expectations are on china.
>> an approach like we are usin using, a lot of people like to characterize it, this is a campaign that will lead us to a peaceful resolution, because if this fails, we don't have very many good options left, so it is a peaceful pressure campaign, just one that requires a calculated increases in, allowing the regime to responded to that pressure, it takes a little time to make things things happen. it takes a little while for that to work its way through, so it is going to require some level of patience as we move this along, but when we talk about our strategic placement, what we mean is we are not just going to sit idly by, and we are going to follow this all the way to its conclusion. [indistinct question]
>> also they asked the u.s. to stop the deportment -- did putin put up his concern about this? and also what are the expectations of a president trump in tomorrow's meeting? thank you. >> the subject of that did not come up in the meeting with president putin, in terms of the progress of north korea and this loss mitchell launch, differences of views that we have in terms of tactics and how to deal with those, president clinton i president
putin, if we study the history of the last 25 years, with various regimes and north korea, this has been done before, and every time it was done, north korea went ahead and proceeded with this program, the problem with freezing now is if we freeze where they are today, make sure their activities have a very high level of capability. would you not think it also sets the right tone for where these talks should begin, so we are asking north korea to be prepared to come to the table with an understanding that these talks are going to be about how do we help you chart a course to cease and rollback your program, that is what we want to talk about, we are not interested in talking about how do you stop where you are today? because stopping where they are today is not acceptable to us.
>> could you give us a road map, did you agree on a next set of talks between the president and mr. putin, and i have like a fluffy color question on general impressions, that's a lot of time to watch those two leaders interact, any insights on that? are they getting the sanctions back on ukraine? thank you. >> okay, so the first question, next talks, there is no agreed next to talk between the president, there are some subsequent follow-up meetings between various working level groups of the state department, we agreed to set up a working group to begin the framework
agreement around the cyber issue and this issue of noninterference. so those will be all going with various staff levels. it will be out of the state department and national security, the advisor's office. as to the nature of the two hours and 15 minutes, first, let me characterize that the meeting was very constructive, the two leaders, i would say it connected very quickly. there was a very clear positive chemistry between the two. i think again, and i think the positive thing i observed, and i have had many meetings with president putin before, there was not a lot of relitigating of the past. i think both of the leaders i feel like there's a lot of
things in the past that both of us are unhappy about. we are unhappy they are unhappy, i think the perspective of both of them was this is a really important relationship, the two largest nuclear powers in the world, it is a really important relationship, how do we start making this work? how do we live with one another, how do we work with one another? we simply have to find a way to go forward, and i think that was expressed over and over, multiple times. i think by both of the presidents, it is a very complicated relationship because i have heard so many issues on it. and one of the reasons it took a long time i think is because once they met and got acquainted with one another fairly quickly, there was so much to talk about, all of these issues, that just about everything that touched on to 1 degree or another, and i think there was just such a
level of engagement, neither one of them wanted to stop. several times, i had to remind the president, sticking my head in the door, at one point to see if they could get us out of there, and that didn't work either. but yes, it is true. but it was what -- we want about another hour after she came in to see us. she came in, and she failed. but i think what i'm describing to you, the two hours and 15 minutes, it was extraordinarily important. there was so much for us to talk about, it was a good start. we spent a very, very lengthy. on syria, with a great amount of detail exchanged on the agreement we made today that was announced, but also where we go and trying to get much greater
clarity around -- we see this playing out until russia sees applying out, and where do we share a common view, and where do we have a difference? and do we have the same objectives in mind? and i would tell you that by and large, our objectives are exactly the same, how we get there, we each have a view, but there is a more commonality to that then there are differences, so we want to build on the commonalities, we spent a lot of time talking about the next steps, and then where there are differences, we will work together to understand, maybe they have the right approach and we have the wrong approach, so there was a substantial amount of time spent on syria, just because we have had so much activity going on there. >> can you say if the president was unequivocal in his view that russia did interfere in the election? did he offer to produce any evidence? >> the russians have asked for
proof and evidence, i will leave that to the intelligence community to address the answer to that question, and again, i think the president at this point he felt like at this point let's talk about how do we go forward? and i think that was the right place to spend our time, rather than spending a lot of time having a disagreement that everybody knows we have a disagreement. >> think you guys very much, and have a great day. >> wow, a lot of information, featuring secretary of state rex tillerson and a treasury secretary stephen mnuchin, and russian president, vladimir putin, hello everyone, i am melissa francis. >> they were focusing on peace, brokering a cease-fire in syria to begin on sunday, and the election meddling was also front and center, we have a fox news
coverage senior foreign affairs, in the middle of those wild protests in hamburg, but first, john roberts, there was a loss there, in your mind, what are the big takeaways? >> there was an awful lot to chew over there, initially, it was supposed to be just kind of an informal meeting, no wonder they canceled the bilateral meeting, they will reschedule that for tomorrow, they wanted to have a big window here so that these two leaders could get them to talk about as secretary tillerson said, they have gone a long way toward silencing his critics, particularly after what he said in poland on that press conference, where he said that maybe russia was responsible for trying to hack the election, maybe some other countries were, the president brought it up, said russia can't do that, can't
interfere in the internal affairs, president putin continued to insist that he had nothing to do about it. you heard him say just a second ago, the russians actually asked for proof. the important part now is they have these disagreements, how do they move past it and to try to reconstruct the relationship between the united states and russia? so i think that's that is probably one of the most significant political aspects of this meeting at the very least, in terms of concrete evidence, the fact that they spent a lot of time talking about syria, the de-escalation, and may go some distance toward beginning to wind down the process of the civil war that has been going on in that country, but secretary
tillerson did say a lot about whether or not they could defeat isis, they are putting a plan in place, to keep the peace in the zone, it sounds like it is probably because of jordan's involvement, it would involve him. north korea, pursuing this peaceful pressure campaign, and if that doesn't work there are very few options left, still a disagreement between us and trying about how this will proceed, they want to roll back their nuclear program, i also thought it was pretty interesting that they sent in the first lady to try to end it, but they went on for another hour. so a lot to chew on here. speak to you, without question. john roberts, thank you for tha that, former advisor to u.s. ambassador to the united nation
united nations, he is a w glen campbell fellow and was national security advisor for the trump transition team, thanks to both of you for joining us. richard, i mean they covered a lot of ground there. what are your thoughts? >> well, first of all, the two top issues going into this world really syria and north korea, we clearly have progress on both, you see that the cease-fire now is coming forward, and it will start sunday, that's huge. clearly, secretary of state rex tillerson was prepared for this meeting, obviously a lot of work was done before hand, i think we have the news about the ukrainian envoy now, that is big news, and certainly not welcome news for russia, in that the envoy is a former ambassador to nato, and lastly, i think one thing that is not being touted too much is secretary mnuchin
said that during economic discussions, that north korea would discuss at length and that they made progress, that clearly is a signal that sanctions are on the table, some sort of treasury, economic sanctions, and we're trying to get europe on board, probably briefing the russians as well, but clearly we are seeing progress all the way around. this was prepared. >> melissa: yeah, that's a great one, because maybe not everyone in the audience understands that if he is in charge of that, so that is where he would be bringing that up, negotiating them, understand the details of them, you know, the meeting was supposed to go urgently and only a half-hour, but it went two hours, rex tillerson was asked there about the length, here's what he said. >> as to the nature of the two hours and 15 minutes, first, let me characterize -- the meeting
was very constructive, the two leaders, i would say, connected very quickly. there was a very clear positive chemistry between the two. i think again, and i think the positive thing that i observed, and i have had many many meetings with president putin before, there was not a lot of relitigating of the past, and one of the reasons it took a long time i think is because once they are mets got acquainted with one another fairly quickly, there was so much to talk about. >> melissa: and they certainly talked, what do you make of the length of time? >> well, let me put a bit into historical's perspective, one of the ways in which the cold war ended under reagan and gorbachev was then sent their very first meeting, they had at least four summits, the meanings ones very
long, the staff got very nervou nervous, and they wants them to stay on program, but what happens in the private exchanges, they got to know each other, and they have common interest, despite the enormous differences between the two political systems, that is what actually happened today. that trump and putin talked a lot about to their upcoming trips, despite the fact that technically they are very different when you pray and come on north korea, and really, the survival of the assad regime, and once you start looking at common interest in moving forward, mr. secretary to loosen said not looking at the past and all the differences that exist. you begin to take concrete action, and the de-escalation of syria, the framework that was established, it is just one of the examples. there is no way cute to get a
concrete outcome if you don't spend a lot of time first. and i think this is what leadership is about, and we saw it in action today. but i would like to also add i think that that makes the meeting look small, was not lots of people in the room, that has been the president trump approach, i think it represents maturation of the trump cabinet, secretary tiller's in coming into his own as the chief diplomat of the united states after the president himself. i think that is a significant change in, it is good for american diplomacy, and then in some ways, i also think that this meeting benefited from the fact that president trump went to poland and gave i think a landmark speech in the foreign policy realm to this point, equivalent to president kennedy's speech in berlin, reagan's in westminster, he said we are facing in the 21st century, a civilizational
challenge against radical islam of all sorts and extremist behavior, and we in the west have to recommit ourselves to what the values are. >> melissa: no, definitely. >> meeting with putin, put him really with -- >> melissa: we have to leave it there. it did very much set the stage, he did bring up the question of interference, vladimir putin address that in a way that many of us expected him to buy denying that he had anything to do with that, the same way that he denied that we knew that the missile that was lunch from north korea was icbm. this is his typical behavior. thanks to both of you, we are going to look right now at the g20, facing a second day of protest. look at those photos, they certainly look like riots. smashing windows bombed with
water cannons in riot gear, 11 protesters suffered severe injuries after falling off of the wall, greg is live, greg, it looks a lot calmer behind you right now. >> a lot calmer, melissa, either this is just a little in the action, or things are beginning to settle down, i think you can see behind me still a pretty big police presence, but police are at ease. it was anything but that's a short while ago, take a look at what we saw. what we heard. >> just blocks away from where the leaders are meeting here in hamburg it, there is fighting on the streets. over there, the front edge of the protesters, doing battle with police, end of the water cannon is fired, we can see over to the left, the crowd is angry at the officials. they fire back in their own way,
with rocks, all around us right now, as we watch. it is late afternoon here, the meeting today is just wrapping up, but the anger on the streets here in hamburg it continues. >> the numbers tell the tale, melissa, police are saying that 160 other officers were hurt in clashes yesterday, and today, we saw a little bit of the rough and tough action here on the street as well as 40s civilians, 30 civilians were arrested as well, again, we saw some injured, we saw some rest, taken away. there is nothing like 100,000 protests in the in the city, but it is just about an 8,000 number that is the top edge of that group. 20,000, the hamburg police, but their commander earlier today made a call to neighboring states, they need more help, they need more police on the
streets to take control of the situation. again, we are not far from where we are talking, again, we saw a lot of activity here today, but for the moment at least, things are calm. i think a lot of people here in the city are hoping it will stay that way, back to you. >> melissa: thank you so much, there's so much more to discuss right now about this g20 meeting, and what you are seeing right here, russian president vladimir pruned and it lasted two hours and 15 minutes, we just heard from rex tillerson and at treasury secretary stephen mnuchin, we are going to have a lot more on those details when we come back and when you replace one meal or snack a day with glucerna made with carbsteady to help minimize blood sugar spikes you can really feel it. glucerna. everyday progress.
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>> melissa: let's talk more about what secretary tillerson had to say about the meeting. fox news contributor, michael graham is a columnist for "the boston herald," things to both of you for joining us. >> high, melissa. >> melissa: it sounds like they did in fact make progress on syria, they have a cease fire, they talked about the fact that by and large their objectives are the same, but there is a lot of places where they are very different in syria specifically. >> they get together, take about all the things that they agree on, they ignore not just the elephant, the herd of elephants rolling there, the fact that assad is a client of the russians, they like having him as a client, i really believe that because the attitude towards president trump is so dismissive, it is setting the bar for him, it is basically a mic drop, if he comes out with anything, a no-fly zone, resettling people back in syria with some protection, any deal at all, i think that looks like
the next win for donald trump. the two a lot more than that was accomplished, if you look at just what came out right now, they reached some initial ground on syria right away. the presidents pressed on the idea of meddling quite predictably, president putin denies that there is any meddling going on, the same way that he denied the chemical weapons were used in syria when we saw so much evidence of that, i mean that a sort of where he goes, you heard rex tillerson talk about the idea that where they disagreed or i dare say where they don't believe each other and then decided not to relitigate the past but to move on, what do you think of that question >> it's complicated, there were reports coming out saying that donald trump said that in some circles, the issue of russian interference is being overblown, and they trolled real well, that causes concern on the left and the rights and people
are talking about that oliver twitter, but i do think that progress is being made here, we are never going to like the russians, we do have to cooperate in areas where we can make progress, i would certainly love to hear that about syria, more reports and maybe this will continue to stream and, what they're doing doing in ukraine, not only with the thousands of troops in eastern ukraine, we have an opportunity to do that in poland as well, and the president did not do that. but i think president trump does that's well quite frankly, so i'm not disappointed. >> melissa: he talked about sending a special u.s. envoy to ukraine, they definitely address that issue, and he did talk about how in poland, stronger language, there was one lighthearted moment when secretary of state rex tillerson talked about the first lady coming into the room, let's listen to that. >> several times i had to remind the presidents, people were sticking their heads in the doo
door, and i think we've incense in the first lady at one point to see if she could get us out of there, and that didn't work either. but yes, it is true. but it was -- we went another hour after she came in. clearly, she failed. >> melissa: i mean, michael, it is meaningful that they did cover a lot of ground you know, if we were told that this was going to be a half-hour meeting, and we hear them talking about the first lady trying to drag them out, and they still didn't sleep for another hour after that. what you make of that? >> i'm going back to results, we have meetings, people talk, and what actually happens? he had an agenda, he is not going to change his agenda. putin is not going to change his agenda, having said that, as a married man, i always do whatever my wife tells me to do, and as just a man, i will do anything melania tells me to do, so melania, whatever you say. >> melissa: okay, i'm going to
let go. >> i'm going to let that go to. we will have female solidarity on that one. >> melissa: they focused on syria, there is a lot of ground that needs to be covered in terms of north korea, they talked about ukraine, where do you think they go from here now? >> well, i don't think they go back to election meddling, which is what everyone will be upset about here. i hope that they focus on north korea and what is going to happen with the chinese president, because that relationship is getting more and more tenuous, where trump says it was the trade was at 40% between china and north korea, and he thought that maybe we could rely on them to get stronger pushback, there is concern there, we need to think about our japanese alice, who are sitting in the middle of this fight here, so i think the relationship with china going forward, again. >> melissa: michael, i just want to mention really quickly that we're talking about the
story, the protesters that are over there at the g20, and we had our new york mayor show up to join in on a day when one of his own nypd officers, a mother, was a shot in cold blood, and there was a memorial service, instead of attending that, and also, the graduation of some new officers here as well, instead, he went and he joined these writers come that is not sitting well. a real quick, what is your thought? >> there are 100 things to do to keep new york city floating, it is not that he is just not ther there, he is a violent anticapitalism walked up, new york city is the great city it is because of capitalism. the decline in poverty, the decline in lack of health care, the rise and clean water, literally campaigning on behalf of more sick people. >> melissa: we have to go.
he joins the ones in masks who are being violent and destroying property. thanks, you guys. all right, the relationship with russia and the u.s. has often been rocky, going back decades to president kennedy, and his dealings with khrushchev, we are going to take a look at the most notable moments in our history with russia. meanwhile, trying to find common ground with putin in matters of syria, can they work together to end the country's civil war? try new alka-seltzer ultra strength heartburn relief chews. it's fast, powerful relief with no chalky taste. [ sings high note ] ultra strength, new from alka-seltzer. enjoy the relief.
>> melissa: so we want to show you what is going on right now here in day two of those protests that are going on outside to the g20, we are not seeing the same level of violence and destruction that was yesterday, as protesters were attacking at the local area and masks, wielding rocks and bottles, today you can see them, they have calmed a bit at least. it's the u.s. russia relationship has never been easy, nor have the president had the best relationship with the russian counterpart, you can go as far back as president kennedy, and nikita khrushchev in the early 60s, with the cuban missile crisis in the cold war, we have a closer look at all of this. will. >> hey there, melissa, they
thought they could strengthen relations between the united states and russia, there have been compliments, attempts of diplomacy, president bill clinton met with putin in moscow a short time after putin became president, clinton said that the two countries were not destined to be adversaries, but he didn't guarantee that we would be allies either, george w. bush meant putin a year later, that meaning has been described as warm, but in hindsight, which has been criticized for his description of putin, who is skilled at deception. >> i like the man in the eye, i found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. now we had a very good dialogue. i was able to get a sense of his soul. >> president obama and putin met for a breakfast that lasted two
hours in 2009, a year after russian conflict with georgia. >> i found him to be tough, smart, shrewd, very unsentimental. very pragmatic. >> of course, presents from the united states and russia have had high-profile meetings for decades, met with stalin during world war ii, eisenhower and khrushchev met in 1959 in maryland, that was the last visits to the united states, a few years later, jfk met with khrushchev, kennedy would later describe the meeting as the worst thing in his life. the presidential face to face his have continued throughout the years, president trump is now the fourth u.s. president to meet with putin. licit. >> melissa: thank you. so the u.s. and russia ahead of president trump and putin's meeting, former cia analyst and spokesperson, senior policy advisor with the counter extremism project, he so much
for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> melissa: so there is some common ground there in terms of syria and isis, beyond that, though, what do you think of what happened today? >> i am all for any cease-fire to try to put a stop to the violence that is happening on the ground in syria, you are right, there are major areas of disagreement, a cease-fire is only as good as the parties on the ground willing to follow it, so it remains to be seen if, in fact, a cease-fire will temporarily put a stop to the violence, and also, they are still outstanding issues here, there are significant issues in opinions, the united states taking a much stronger stance against assad, whereas russia is basically supporting him, and the uss to put more pressure on russia in regard to assad using chemical weapons, which they have turned a blind eye to, cooperation can happen on isis,
intent then i am all for it. to >> melissa: that is an important starting point, both sides are very much opposed to everything that is going on with speed 15, both russia and the u.s., after that, they are fighting over territory, oil reserves within syria, also rush obviously wants to have a military foothold there as well, is there a way to satisfy russia's desire to be in the territory and to have that foothold, but to also achieve some of what the u.s. is after, you know, assad not to gassing his people, can those two objectives coexist? >> well, it is always very difficult to see us get to that point, what we see going on, fortunately being reduced, it is somewhat of a war therefore countries like russia, who have been profiting off of the assad regime, longer-term stable
solution, and even if we make progress on the ground in syria against isis, with cooperation from the russians, there is still a general fights against isis globally that needs to take place online and fighting their ideology overseas, and that is really sort of the main concern, at least from a homeland security concern, homegrown terrorism, which will continue regardless of what happens on the ground. i think you are right, this is a positive first step, a cease-fire is always a positive first step, but there is still a long way had, and a humanitarian crisis on the ground there, in terms of people being killed. >> melissa: the more complicated it gets, even if assad were taken out of the equation, which is obviously a huge shift, you see russia coming in and partnering with our ron, that sets them up against our current allies in the region, whether you are talking about saudi arabia or
israel, which has been obviously violence leave butting heads with iraq and iranian forces for so long, how do you keep all of that and keep russia in the mix and satisfy them? is there anyway to do that question my >> that is also a really good point, even if we got a solution that removed assad from power, even if we got a best-case scenario, what happens next? that is always the critical question, whether it is removing saddam from power in iraq, you have a war-torn country, you have psychological damage, people who have lived under isis's rule, this is a long-term endeavor, if and when assad does to remove from power, and if he doesn't, how do we reach a solution where there is peace longer-term, and who's going to govern? end of the individuals that have been under isis's rule, they are not just going to be okay, it is a longer-term project, it is a
longer-term commitment in terms of hearts and minds in financial dollars, and our presence there. >> melissa: every layer is more complicated than the last, thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. >> melissa: how the u.s. is defending alaska and hawaii. potential long-range missile strike, and whether the trump administration has good at nonmilitary options left on the table, plus, secretary of state rex tillerson says that beijing has been uneven on north korea, that is a good way of putting it, candid trump convince the chinese president to ramp up pressure, we are going to look at tomorrow's high-stakes meeting won't do that. no. you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
meddling in the election, but putin tonight at all, president of trump expected expected the denial, let's think about that, any other topics they reportedly discussed, that is the top of the hour on shepard smith reporting. see you then. >> we called this a peaceful pressure campaign, a lot of people like to characterize it otherwise, but this is a campaign to lead us to a peaceful resolution, because we don't have very many good options left, we are asking north korea to be prepared to come to the table with an understanding that these peace talks are going to be about how do we help you chart a course? >> melissa: so that was secretary of state rex tillerson moments ago, speaking about the current situation with north korea and making a peaceful resolution, let's bring in peaceful director at the
eurasia group, this is a very tenuous situation, obviously, there aren't a lot of good choices, and right now it is looking like the u.s. is saying we want them to stop with the nuclear tests, or there is going to be war, are there any other options? >> well, certainly, the u.s. government is very much focused on angling for that other optio option, as you just heard by the secretary of state, his comments were also echoed by the president and also our secretary of defense here, and to the aim of the u.s. approach is to ratchet up enough diplomatic and economic pressure on north kore north korea, to bring them back to the table for talks, and that is what you're going to hear when presidential trump meets with xi jinping tomorrow, and that is going to be the focus for at least the next six to 12 months year at a time. >> melissa: obviously, everyone is getting very nervous, it seems like this is what we have been trying for a long time, his talks come these negotiations, and it seems like
they just continue to contest, that set off weapons, listening to charles and what he said last night, we wanted to decisively return u.s. tactical nukes, which were withdrawn in 1991 to south korea, or we could encourage japan to build a nuclear deterrent of its own, we do have powerful alternatives, but each is dangerous and highly unpredictable, which is why the most likely outcome by far is acquiescence. what do you think of these other options that he talked about, returning the tactical nukes to south korea? or encouraging japan to build a nuclear deterrent of its own? >> ratcheting up a military pressure to the degree is not something that u.s. leaders are looking to do at the outset, right now, what they're focuses on -- >> melissa: what if it comes to that? oh those good options? >> those are not good options, and that is exactly what's they
are trying to avoid, what the u.s. government is going to try to focus on doing in the coming months is building pressure, i realize they have been sanctions the past, they have been more of a peace approach, what you are seeing now with the u.s. president is he is looking to build a world-class sanctions regime into bring along international partners, from the u.s. government perspective, xi jinping has not agreed to the extent that they feel they have no good options but to return to talks, and as such, just today, you saw that he is looking to go after north korea and money that is an aid to major international banks, this is a new threshold and to apply that kind of pressure, they are also going to focus on china as well, about 85 to 90% of north korea's trade. >> melissa: i want to tell people what they are looking at on the screen right here, this is a symphony that is going on
in conjunction with the g20 meeting, you obviously see the leaders that we sign the other pictures that were part of this meeting, angela merkel, they are there in the audience, we saw president trump and first lady melania, ending and applauding and also standing up, wanting people to know we are looking at, how effective do you think sanctions can really be though? north korea has been doing this for quite a long time, and all it really means is a starving of the people, but the regime continues its iron grip. >> writes, will that comes down to the tactical approach that's the u.s. government will next employ to try to bring that pressure, what that means is that instead of allowing the security council, you might see the u.s. government do more to apply unilateral sanctions that impact companies, banks, individuals, et cetera, that
>> okay, we are going to show you a picture of the protests that are going on right now outside the g20 meeting, the rights that we saw yesterday with masked protesters there, there was a fire going on in the background, so maybe i spoke too quickly on that, still a lot of violence and destruction going on there, in the meantime, the honeymoon may be over for president trump, and chinese leader, xi jinping. the president is going increasingly frustrated by china's reluctance to increase pressure on north korea, and it
could all come to a head tomorrow when the president meets with xi jinping, we are joined live, rich, what do you expect? >> he said three months ago that he and president xi jinping, and their first meeting that they made tremendous progress, they had an outstanding relationship, there has been some disappointments afterwards, sentence that my is the centerpiece to try to economically and diplomatically isolate them from the rest of the world, surrendered their ballistic missile program, we asked the state department whether the trump administration is now losing patience with china. >> i think we view it as there is a lot of work left to be done, we are still somewhat early on in the pressure campaign against north korea, we continue to believe that china can do a whole lot more to try to bring additional pressure to
north korea. >> china is responsible for about 90% of north korea's trade, end of the trade relationship between china and north korea increase in the first quarter of this year, by about 40%, compared to where it was in that same segment of last year. the state department also said that the chinese did take significant action against north korea at the beginning of this campaign, but for some reason, it has pause to that action, last week, the treasury department announced sanctions that are conducting business with north korea, secretary of state rex tillerson says that got china's attention, but the state department refuses to say whether or not the u.s. will continue sanctioning chinese entities do you get them to act against north korea. >> melissa: money talks, thank you. we will be right back with the latest from the g20.
the fox business network at 4:00 p.m. eastern time, i will be over there with my partner, david. i am a melissa francis, and coming up next is shepard smith. ♪ >> it is noon on the west coast, where today we saw the meeting that the world has been waiting for, president trump and the russian leader, vladimir putin, >> we have been discussing various things, i think it is going very well. >> and they say that the trump administration opened by confronting his russian counterpart against moscow's interference in our election, how did that go? this afternoon we found out. >> shepard: are the foreign hackers targeting american nuclear power plants, the damage that they could do and how security is trying to stop them. also, worried about robots