Trump accuses China of election 'meddling' against him

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"Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election", Mr Trump said.

Trump claimed at a United Nations Security Council meeting Wednesday that the Chinese are engaged in an active measures to disrupt the 2018 elections in retaliation for his hard-hitting tariffs.

US President Donald Trump said he wants a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine and will release his plan within months. We are winning on every level.

"We don't want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election", Trump said.

US President Donald Trump is insisting he has evidence that China is attempting to meddle in the US mid-term elections - but that it "respected" his "very, very large brain".

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The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped financial sanctions on four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle, including his wife and the nation's vice president, on allegations of corruption. Last week, in another tweet, Mr. Trump said China was "actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers due to their loyalty to me".

Trump, in his meeting with Abe, warned China again that "they can't get involved with our elections", strong rhetoric that stood in stark contrast to his reluctance to acknowledge or condemn Russia's efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. Instead, he zeroed in on China's propaganda efforts to flood the heartland with ads and statements against Trump's billions of dollars in punishing tariffs.

"We have to make it fair", he said.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded to Trump's comments at the meeting, saying that China follows a principle of non-interference in other countries domestic affairs. "If they want two states, that's OK with me", he said.

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But Trump followed up his accusations with a series of tweets accusing China's government of paying for newspaper space in the U.S. state of Iowa to push its message.

This afternoon's Security Council meeting was called to address the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, but Mr Trump took the opportunity to accuse China of meddling in November's vote.

China's foreign minister Wang Li told Trump to his face when it was his turn to talk, 'We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China'.

He added: "We did not and will not interfere in any countries' domestic affairs". "We had, I believe, 58 Muslim countries: the leaders, the kings, the emirs, the absolute leaders".

Trump said, however, that he was in no doubt that the Palestinians would soon return to the negotiating table.

Bolivian leader Evo Morales launched a blistering critique of US policy toward Iran as well as Trump's immigration policies that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents.

Mr Trump has himself previously claimed on his Twitter feed that China "are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers due to their loyalty to me".

He went on, "I think probably two-state is more likely, but you know what?"

Trump also used the session to defend his May 8 decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal under which Tehran limited its nuclear program in return for the easing of U.S., European and global economic sanctions.

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