Tillerson visits London for talks on North Korea, Libya

Violet Powell
September 16, 2017

"China and Russian Federation must indicate their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking direct actions of their own", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement after Pyongyang carried out another missile test today that flew over Japan.

The European Union has strengthened its punitive measures against North Korea by bringing its regulations in line with sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council in August.

The United States has sought an embargo on oil imports to North Korea at the U.N.

Mr Tillerson vowed to stand shoulder to shoulder with the United Kingdom in a joint press conference with Boris Johnson at the Foreign Office.

Including China and Russian Federation, the top U.S. diplomat called on all nations to take "new measures" against North Korea over its launch early Friday local time of what the U.S. Pacific Command said appeared to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

The US Secretary of State, who was in London for talks with Boris Johnson and Theresa May, said Washington would stand by Britain as it faces the "unique challenges" of leaving the EU.

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Tillerson said the provision was aimed exclusively at China because it supplies neighboring North Korea with most of its oil, as well as most of its trade.

On Thursday, Tillerson singled out China as the supplier of most of North Korea's oil and Russian Federation as the largest employer of North Korean laborers working overseas.

Tillerson added that a "great country" and "world power" such as China could ultimately use the very powerful tool of oil supply to compel North Korea to reconsider its nuclear program and come to the negotiating table.

Johnson weighed in, saying he believes China can apply more pressure on Pyongyang as the country's responsible for 93 percent of the isolated nation's external trade.

But the White House has hinted strongly that President Donald Trump won't certify to Congress next month that Iran is in compliance.

Iran is not meeting the expectations laid out in the global nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA), US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday.

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