September 5, 2017 / 3:21 PM / a year ago

May to speak to President Trump on North Korea

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will speak to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss North Korea, her spokeswoman said, after it conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days ago.

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint press conference with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at the state guest house in Tokyo, Japan August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool

“She is due to speak to President Trump shortly,” her spokeswoman told reporters, adding that May also planned to speak to French President Emmanuel Macron about North Korea.

Earlier, a British minister summoned the North Korean ambassador to the foreign ministry to condemn the test on Sept. 3.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison

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