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Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

U.S. urges China to use oil leverage on N/Korea

U.S. urges China to use oil leverage on N/Korea

But opposition from China and Russian Federation forced the U.N.to approve weaker measures, although it did ban textile exports, an important source of its revenue for the North.

"I think it's clear that with respect to oil and a complete embargo on oil from the U.N. Security Council, that's going to be very hard", Tillerson added, according to an official transcript.

Iran is not meeting the expectations laid out in the global nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA), US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday. "We hope China will not reject that".

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. It wants the U.S.to restart long-stalled negotiations with North Korea. China holds veto power as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

South Korea conducted its own missile exercise as Pyongyang fired its missile, taking into account the distance to North Korea's firing site, according to NBC News.

This morning's talks focused on the worldwide threat from North Korea and Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.

The officials will also discuss the response to Hurricane Irma that has caused havoc in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean.

Libya sank into chaos following the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Speaking to U.S. Embassy staff before the talks, Tillerson said the aim was to "knot their peace process together" and "put Libya back together".

Britain said the Libya talks would focus on "how to break the political deadlock" and build support for the U.N.'s efforts.

The proposal would reportedly allow the U.S. Navy to provide a more aggressive response when its intimidated by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and also calls for more aggressive seizures of Iranian arms shipments.

Mr Tillerson vowed to stand shoulder to shoulder with the United Kingdom in a joint press conference with Boris Johnson at the Foreign Office.

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