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U.S. urges China to use oil leverage on North Korea

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is holdinh 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.

"We can never tolerate that North Korea trampled on the global community's strong, united resolve toward peace that has been shown in UN resolutions and went ahead again with this outrageous act", Abe told reporters in the aftermath of the launch.

On a visit to London where he met British Prime Minister Theresa May and foreign minister, Boris Johnson, Tillerson said the United States had wanted to see a much stronger resolution from the United Nations which agreed a new round of sanctions on Monday.

Tillerson's policy adviser Brian Hook said the Secretary of State "never misses an opportunity in bilateral, multilateral settings to raise North Korea and the need to increase pressure on North Korea".

The Trump administration had sought a full United Nations embargo on oil exports to North Korea, among other harsh measures, but China made clear it disagreed. 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.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China and Russian Federation on Thursday to take "direct actions" against North Korea in response to its latest ballistic missile launch.

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

Tillerson has called Beijing and Moscow "the principal economic enablers" of North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile development programs.

They will then discuss the upheaval in Libya with representatives from the U.N., Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, hoping to give impetus to U.N. mediation efforts.

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