December 14, 2017 / 3:25 PM / 2 years ago

Britain says best way forward on North Korea is to intensify economic pressure

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson shakes hands with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Tolga Akmen/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - The best way forward on resolving the North Korean crisis is to intensify economic pressure on the secretive state, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday.

Johnson, speaking alongside Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in London, said military options in North Korea did not look attractive.

Kono said North Korea was the most urgent and important threat faced by international community.

Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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