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UK PM May: Chinese pressure is best way to rein in North Korea
August 30, 2017 / 5:12 AM / 3 months ago

UK PM May: Chinese pressure is best way to rein in North Korea

OSAKA, Japan - British Prime Minister Theresa May called on China to put more pressure on North Korea to stop missile tests, saying Beijing has a key role to play in international efforts to prevent what she described as significant provocation by Pyongyang.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May tours the Alexander Dennis bus and coach manufacturers factory in Guildford, Britain August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jack Taylor/Pool

On Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan’s Hokkaido island into the sea in a new show of force.

“We want to ensure that they desist this action. We see that the best way of doing that is for China to be bringing pressure to bear on North Korea,” May told reporters on her way to Japan for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Reporting by William James; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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