Tillerson: Iran 'Clearly In Default' Of Nuclear Deal Expectations

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British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson reiterated Britain's commitment to tackle "the aggressive and illegal actions of the North Korean regime".

The Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary appeared together following a day of talks on worldwide security taking in North Korea, Iran and Libya.

"We need to support Aung San Suu Kyi and her leadership but also be very clear and unequivocal to the military power sharing in that government that this is unacceptable", Tillerson said.

Touching upon the Brexit process, he added that "the U.S.is a steadfast ally and will stand by Britain as Brexit continues to take shape".

The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the country over its ballistic missile and atomic weapons programmes.

The Foreign Office said Britain had "provided a strategic airlift" to support French relief operations on the Caribbean islands of St Barts and St Martin, and "worked closely with the US authorities to ensure people's safety in Florida".

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves 10 Downing Street in London
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This morning's talks focused on the global threat from North Korea and Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.

The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency claims Iran has met its obligations so far under the 2015 accord.

Tillerson said he discussed with Mrs May "the threat that Iran poses to the region through its destabilising activities in Yemen, in Syria and in other parts of the region".

Mr Johnson will hold joint talks with Mr Tillerson and French political director Nicolas de Riviere about the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

"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", he said.

And to top it all off, this week he and International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, were told the Government's response to Hurricane Irma had been "found wanting" and many suffering the storm's devastation in United Kingdom overseas territories "are still in grave need". Close coordination with our allies is vital for both the short-term and long-term recovery efforts.

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