UK Defence Secretary: Beijing responsible for getting North Korea to abandon nuclear program

UK Defence Secretary: Beijing responsible for getting North Korea to abandon nuclear program

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Thursday (July 27) called on China to use its influence over North Korea to stem the threat of the regime and amp;#39;s nuclear and missile programs. Fallon was speaking to media in Sydney after the Australian United Kingdom Ministerial Consultation (AUKMin), where he was joined by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne, all of whom spoke about the need to stick to a rules-based international order currently under strain. North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and the U.N. Security Council has ratcheted up measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and two long-range missile launches. 27 days ago
UK Defence Secretary: Beijing responsible for getting North Korea to abandon nuclear program

UK Defence Secretary: Beijing responsible for getting North Korea to abandon nuclear program

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Thursday (July 27) called on China to use its influence over North Korea to stem the threat of the regime and amp;#39;s nuclear and missile programs. Fallon was speaking to media in Sydney after the Australian United Kingdom Ministerial Consultation (AUKMin), where he was joined by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne, all of whom spoke about the need to stick to a rules-based international order currently under strain. North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and the U.N. Security Council has ratcheted up measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and two long-range missile launches. 27 days ago