UK stands ‘shoul­der to shoul­der’ with Ja­pan

The Scotsman - - World News - By SAM LIS­TER

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

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