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U.S. urges China, Russia to put more pressure on N

U.S. urges China, Russia to put more pressure on N

Friday's test comes just days after the passage by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of resolution 2375, which targets North Korea's textile industry, applies caps on the transfer of refined petroleum products and natural gas to the country, and blacklists three major DPRK government bodies.

The United States has sought an embargo on oil imports to North Korea at the U.N.

Mr Tillerson and the Foreign Secretary held talks covering a wide range of issues including Hurricane Irma, the North Korean crisis and the situation in Libya.

"I share that view", Tillerson said in London during a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

The Foreign Office said Britain had "provided a strategic airlift" to support French relief operations on the Caribbean islands of St Barts and St Martin, and "worked closely with the US authorities to ensure people's safety in Florida".

Tillerson said he hoped Beijing would decide "on their own to take it up upon themselves to use that very powerful tool of oil supply to persuade North Korea to reconsider" its development of nuclear weapons and its approach to negotiations.

While the Trump administration in July certified that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear accord, which was negotiated to curb the country's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, it argued Iran is "in default of the spirit" of the agreement.

"China supplies North Korea with most of its oil [and] Russian Federation is the largest employer of North Korean forced labor", the secretary said.

Later, representatives from the U.N., Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates joined for discussions on the upheaval in Libya and a U.N. -backed mediation effort to stabilize the North African nation.

On North Korea, Mr Johnson said Pyongyang had "defied the world" adding that sanctions would be imposed in a way that maximised the pressure on the regime. The worldwide community adopted new measures on 11 September which put in place the most stringent UN sanctions regime placed on any nation in the 21st century.

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