UK stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Japan
Britain stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan as it faces an increased threat from North Korea, Theresa May told her counterpart as she arrived in Kyoto.
The Prime Minister and Shinzo Abe will “explore” fresh sanctions against the rogue state, No 10 said.
Mrs May has called on China to step up its action against Pyongyang and refused to rule out British military action to stop its illegal weapons testing programme.
But Beijing went on the offensive, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying claiming critics “only pay attention to sanctions and pressure, and ignore peace talks”.
She added: “You will reap what you sow. The parties directly concerned should take responsibility.”
0 Prime Minister Theresa May strolls and talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Kyoto during her visit to Japan