U.S. asks China, Russia to take action against N Korea

Saul Bowman
September 17, 2017

The top diplomat also met his British counterpart, Boris Johnson on Thursday, U.S. officials said.

"That is a very powerful tool that has been used in the past, and we hope that China will not reject that", Tillerson said.

"We will stand by our ally as Brexit continues to take shape".

"We're also committed to take that same spirit into the aftermath and how can we work together and co-ordinate now to complete the recovery and begin the long, long process of reconstruction in a way that is beneficial to everyone".

Mr Tillerson earlier met Prime Minister Theresa May and the pair agreed to keep up the global pressure on North Korea at Downing Street talks today. Boeing wins Air Force One design contract Mattis: US must keep all three legs of nuclear triad Senate votes down Paul's bid to revoke war authorizations MORE, and national security advisor H.R. McMaster assembled the proposal, which was presented to Trump in a National Security Council Meeting last week. This is Secretary Tillerson's second visit to the United Kingdom since taking up his post, and follows his visit in May after the Manchester terror attack.

"The prime minister underlying its importance in preventing Iran from procuring nuclear weapons", May's spokesman said.

Johnson meets American counterpart

Tillerson said he discussed with Mrs May "the threat that Iran poses to the region through its destabilising activities in Yemen, in Syria and in other parts of the region".

'They agreed on the importance of the worldwide community continuing to work together to put pressure on the regime'.

He is now in London for talks with Johnson and Theresa May, covering a wide range of issues including Hurricane Irma, the North Korean crisis and the situation in Libya.

The U.S. pushed for an oil embargo after North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.

Britain said the Libya talks would focus on "how to break the political deadlock" and build support for the U.N.'s efforts.

"I've seen first-hand the devastation Hurricane Irma has caused people in the Caribbean", Johnson said ahead of the talks.

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