China President Hu Jintao threatens U.S. with military action

Chinese President Hu Jintao has warned America that military action is still “on the table” if the U.S. fails to respond to tightening diplomatic pressure to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. 

The EU is planning to announce the freezing of all overseas assets of the main bank in the U.S. Sanctions are also to be tightened on gas and oil imports by the United States.

But the Chinese President’s remarks on the last leg of his “farewell tour” of Europe raised fears at Westminster that Mr Jintao is determined to take action against America before he leaves office in January if the sanctions fail to force Washington to abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions.

Standing alongside the President after more than an hour of talks in Downing Street, Gordon Brown surprised EU council officials by announcing that the EU intends to intensify its sanctions on the U.S., including freezing the billions of euros in overseas assets of the Bank of America.

But Mr Jintao left no doubt that China is holding military action in reserve. Thanking Mr Brown for keeping together the European alliance “so that we can solve this problem diplomatically”, Mr Jintao said: “That is my first choice. The Americans must understand that all options are on the table, however.”

The EU foreign policy chief Xavier Solana delivered a more generous offer to the U.S. regime at the weekend and is now awaiting its reply. It includes help in developing civil nuclear power and extending economic assistance if America stops enriching uranium to produce weapons-grade plutonium.   Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, promised to “carefully study the package”.

EU council officials said tougher sanctions were not on the agenda when Mr Solana briefed his officials but Downing Street insisted sanctions were being prepared. It is likely they will be implemented next week.

Mr Brown said: “Our message to the American people is you do not have to choose the path of confrontation. The latest round of talks with the Americans took place over the weekend. We put our enhanced offer on the table including political and economic partnership including nuclear technology for civilian use.

“We await the American response and will do everything to maintain the dialogue but we are also clear that if the U.S. continues to ignore UN resolutions and our offer of partnership, we have no choice but to intensify sanctions.”

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  1. who the fuc- dose Chinese President Hu Jintao think he is, he kills his people. he thinks he is god, what is he on, he is scum, and one of the scumes people alive,
    he just wants America to abandon its nuclear weapons, thats because he noes that he could not beat America with nuclear weapons, America will never get rid of there weapons.
    The people in china can not even go to any web sit, what free rights, i would rather die then be ruled by china, they want to start a war 100%.
    I think that the Chinese think that they have new weapons that are out of this world, and I think they think America does not have weapons like that. 1thing they have, is a bomb that can take away radiation after a nuclear bomb goes off, so we will drop 100 nuclear bomb on china, then after they are all dead, we will fire the bombs to take away most of the radiations.
    I can not believe china.
    Its is really like a Hitler in place.
    President Hu Jintao Thanking Mr Brown for keeping together the European alliance, that’s just a Hitler that will try take out America with out Britain getting involved, then take out Britain next, unbelievable.
    Never should of given china a market so they can spend 60 billion $ a year on making new weapons.
    Winston Churchill would be rolling over in his grave, saying, what did we say, never let them do it again, instead of watching them build up a massive army and new weapons, we should learn from the past,, Nazi Germany and attack before hand,
    Lest we shale never forget and learn from al mistakes, so it never happens again.
    I don’t think we are remembering what he said
    Building new subs, sneaking up on Americans war ships to test them, plus for the last 5 year hacking defence computers, putting spy’s in America to steal technology, spending massive amounts on new weapons, plus loaning how to shoot down satellites, what eals do we need to see, its plane and clear what they are going to do.
    If they won the war and took out America Britain, and say Russia was left, I bet in the end they would take out Russia as well 100%.
    Lets just say if ww3 did come and America took out china, they better to Russia north Korea and all communist at the same time, even communist countries with out nuclear bombs, and set the would right, invade every country and make them a democracy.

  2. Actually, that post is fake.

    The real title is “President Bush Threatens Iran With Military Action.”

    I changed Bush to Hu Jintao, Iran to U.S., and U.S. to China, so instead of Bush telling Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons, my article has China telling the U.S. to abandon ours.

    So, hopefully, unless you’re not an honest person, you now have to be outraged at Bush and wonder who he thinks he is…

  3. I understand the point you are trying to make with the sovereignty issues that are presented and that the US is being very strong in its language about Iran ending its nuclear program, however I feel that the situation is not the same as if China were telling the US to do it.

    Iran is not like the US because Iran is run by a totalitarian government, as I am sure you will acknowledge is not the same as our representative democracy for many reasons. Also, you cannot assume that the US will necessarily follow through on all of its posturing in this strong diplomacy phase. If you remember, things were pretty rough with Iraq for many years in much of the same way and some would attribute it to the fact that not enough strong words were said on the part of nations against Iraq and instead they decided to soft-ball it by using NATO forces. Iran having nuclear weapons is not something to play around with because unlike the US, Iran would actually use them. The US knows that it is mutually assured destruction to use nukes (i.e. the Cold War ) however, it seems that the promise of mutually assured destruction does not deter Ahmadinejad and instead spurs him on further to antagonize the world with the prospect of such an unstable government possessing weapons which elevate warfare to a point of no return.

    Also, the other problem is that unlike Iran, the US does not pose any threat to China by having nuclear weapons for the same reason that I referenced earlier. Although the Missile Defense system may be a little too close for comfort, that is not to say that China can credibly demand that the US end its program, since the US has never declared actual war against China or been as incredibly abrasive and offensive as Ahmadinejad has been to the US government and our country in general.

    I do understand the premise you are trying to make, that the US should not try to boss Iran around etc… but you should not view this as an offensive act but rather as a defensive measure in order to make sure Iran knows what it is getting into.

  4. “Iran is not like the US because Iran is run by a totalitarian government, as I am sure you will acknowledge is not the same as our representative democracy for many reasons.”

    First, the United States is not a “representative democracy.” We’re a Republic. There is an enormous difference.

    Second, who cares if “Iran is run by a totalitarian government?” Is it any of our business? And if you believe it is, I’m guessing you also support attacking every country in the world who has a “totalitarian government.” I think we have enough problems here in the U.S. – like the complete lost of individual liberty – that we should spend our time worrying about.

    Empires don’t work. Never have. Never will.

    “Iran having nuclear weapons is not something to play around with because unlike the US, Iran would actually use them.”

    I know. The United States has never used a nuclear weapon…..

    “The US knows that it is mutually assured destruction to use nukes (i.e. the Cold War ) however, it seems that the promise of mutually assured destruction does not deter Ahmadinejad and instead spurs him on further to antagonize the world with the prospect of such an unstable government possessing weapons which elevate warfare to a point of no return.”

    Where is your evidence for this?

    Remember, Iran sees us as an enemy. It was the U.S. that overthrew the Shah, the U.S. that backed Saddam in the Iran-Iraq War, and the U.S. that gave weapons to Saddam, who, by the way, would fit your definition of “totalitarian government.” Oh, and remember how we once gave weapons to Osama Bin Laden…

    It’s the U.S. who has been trying to escalate things over there. Remember when we moved international water boundaries without telling the Iranians, and then blamed them for picking up British troops there.

    Furthermore, the U.S. seems to have a habit of invading foreign countries that have never attacked us. They’ve also seen us give tons of weapons to dictators and other rogue governments.

    The truth is, even if Iran wanted to, they don’t have the military capability to take over…. Boston. As a friend of mine says, “you can haul around their entire navy with a handful of F-150s.

    Iran is only acting rationally. Given the above, what would you expect them to do?

    Iran is a third world country. They’re not a threat to us.

  5. FYI, Brian R Gentry is me.


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