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Tillerson urges more pressure on North Korea

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A wider meeting involving the Italian and Egyptian governments was convened by Mr Johnson too review the latest developments in Libya

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.

"The Trump administration is continuing to review and develop its policy on Iran.no decision has been made", Tillerson said during the news conference.

"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.

In response, the U.N. Security Council on Monday again voted unanimously on a USA -led resolution imposing a new round of sanctions on Pyongyang, banning textile exports and capping fuel supplies. His first meeting Thursday was with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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

"United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the most recent unanimous sanctions resolution, represent the floor, not the ceiling, of the actions we should take", he said in the statement on Friday.

"Yet another illegal missile launch by North Korea", Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted. Merkel suggested that the approach taken with Iran - lifting worldwide sanctions in exchange for it curbing nuclear activities - could be used with North Korea.

The officials also intend to discuss the response to Hurricane Irma, which struck the southeastern United States and the Caribbean.

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".

In another meeting, Tillerson will also discuss the situation in Libya, where two competing governments and dozens of militias have jousted for power followed the 2011 overthrow of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

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.

'Britain will continue to work closely alongside our partners to tackle the shared challenges we face worldwide'.

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