Sen. Steve Daines says Chinese cooperation is essential to controlling North Korea

Sen. Steve Daines said Tuesday that coordination with the Chinese is essential to taming North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

“We need the cooperation and the help from the Chinese. They play a very important role in additional sanctions, the banking sanctions, stopping oil imports in North Korea. Those are some important levers that we can throw there at the moment to work to the denuclearization of North Korea,” Mr. Daines, Montana Republican, said on Fox News.

Mr. Daines just returned from a trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone where he said policies “over the past 25 years have failed.” He added that he “whole heartedly agreed” with the Trump administration’s position about the end of strategic patience.