China, Russia must take direct action against North Korea - Tillerson

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The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, returns from his visit to the British Overseas Territories that have been devastated by Hurricane Irma today (Thursday 14 September) and will host a meeting with global partners in London about continued co-ordination in response to the Hurricane.

Libya and North Korea were expected to be the focus of talks on global security, after which Tillerson and Johnson were scheduled to hold a joint news conference.

"I am hopeful that China, as a great country, a world power, will decide on their own, will take it upon themselves to use that very powerful tool of oil supply to persuade North Korea to reconsider its current path toward weapons development, reconsider its approach to dialogue and negotiations in the future".

Mr Tillerson, who had a meeting with Mrs May's national security adviser which the Prime Minister "dropped in" on, said it was a "short but very useful" talk.

"These continued provocations only deepen North Korea's diplomatic and economic isolation", the secretary of state added.

The Foreign Secretary will discuss the response to Hurricane Irma with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the French Political Director Nicolas de Rivière.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves 10 Downing Street in London

But he cautioned that Iran was "clearly in default of the expectations" in Washington of the 2015 accord.

Turning to Asia, the U.S. secretary of state addressed the "unacceptable" violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, as thousands of refugees continue to stream across the border into Bangladesh.

Tillerson said that in reaching a decision on what the policy should be, the United States must take into account "the totality of the Iranian threat". "That must stop", he said.

McConnell, whose Republicans control majorities in both houses of Congress, repeated earlier criticism of a resolution introduced in the US Senate urging Suu Kyi to do more for Myanmar's ethnic minority Rohingya population, and lessening the chance that any such measure could pass.

Some 389,000 are estimated to have crossed since then.

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