May urges Beijing to rein in N. Korea’s nuclear ambition

Aug 30, 2017, 5:54 AM EDT
British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to rule out military action against N. Korea.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is on a three-day visit to Japan, urged China to rein in North Korea’s “outrageous” nuclear ambitions, adding that Beijing, a neighbor and ally of the North, has a key role to play in pressing Pyongyang to give up its aggressive weapons programs.

May’s remarks come at a time when geopolitical tensions remain high after the North fired a missile over Japan on Tuesday, notes Express.

During the interview en route to Japan, May refused to rule out military action against the reclusive state, however, she stressed on the U.K.’s joint role with the international community in tackling Pyongyang’s missile program, writes The Guardian.