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Chinese pressure is best way to rein in North Korea - May
August 30, 2017 / 5:12 AM / 25 days ago

Chinese pressure is best way to rein in North Korea - May

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May stands on the flight deck as she speaks to crew members of the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, during her tour of the ship, after it arrived at Portsmouth Naval base, its new home port, in Portsmouth, Britain August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Stansall/Pool

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.

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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