Tillerson calls on China to use oil as leverage over NKorea

Laura Christensen
September 17, 2017

The US Secretary of State has presented a united front with Boris Johnson over the ongoing Brexit negotiations just days after the Foreign Secretary was branded "a joke" by just about everybody.

'We will stand by our ally as Brexit continues to take shape. "We had hoped for a much stronger resolution from the Security Council".

It's Tillerson's second visit to Britain since taking office in February.

Tillerson recalled the preamble of the agreement, which expected the deal "will positively contribute to regional and worldwide peace and security", and contrasted it with the regime's continued malign activity in the region.

Downing Street said Mrs May also raised the Iran nuclear deal - loathed by Donald Trump - "underlining its importance in preventing Iran procuring nuclear weapons".

The US secretary of state told reporters that Iran was not meeting the expectations laid out in the global nuclear agreement that was reached back in 2015.

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

Mr Johnson will hold joint talks with Mr Tillerson and French political director Nicolas de Riviere about the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Britain said on Friday the world would stand together against North Korea after the country fired a missile that flew over Japan into the Pacific Ocean, ratcheting up tensions after Pyongyang's test of a powerful nuclear bomb.

Mr Johnson and Mr Tillerson were joined by colleagues from Italy, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and France for a meeting on Libya - a "front line in our common struggle against terrorism and illegal migration".

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". "Close coordination with our allies is vital for both the short-term and long-term recovery efforts", Johnson was quoted as saying Wednesday ahead of the meeting.

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