USA urges China to use oil leverage on N/Korea

17 September, 2017, 00:31 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • The US delegation swept into No 10 this morning without a moment's pause to set our their priorities for the day's meetings

"I share that view", Tillerson said in London during a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

US President Donald Trump has yet to comment on the launch but according to the White House, he has been briefed.

He said: "The co-operation through that event has been extraordinary".

"I think it's clear that with respect to oil and a complete embargo on oil from the U.N. Security Council, that's going to be very hard", Tillerson added, according to an official transcript.

The two discussed North Korea's "destabilizing activities" and the importance of the worldwide community coming together to put pressure on Pyongyang, May's spokesman said.

And to top it all off, this week he and International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, were told the Government's response to Hurricane Irma had been "found wanting" and many suffering the storm's devastation in United Kingdom overseas territories "are still in grave need".

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'They also discussed North Korea and its continuing destabilising activities.

Underlining the global co-operation, Mr Johnson said RFA Mounts Bay would pick up fresh aid supplies from the US Virgin Islands and thanked both America and France for help in evacuating Britons.

The Foreign Secretary will also chair a meeting on Libya with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, US Secretary of State Tillerson, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar bin Mohamed Gargash and the French Political Director Nicolas de Rivière.

"We resolved to continue to work together and with important partners who can influence North Korea - including China - with the aim of securing the complete and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", he said.

On North Korea, Mr Johnson said Pyongyang had "defied the world" adding that sanctions would be imposed in a way that maximised the pressure on the regime.

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