British Prime Minister Theresa May: On UK’s support to U.S. against North Korea
The United Kingdom says it support the warning by President Donald Trump to return “fire and fury” against North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S. with nuclear attacks.
Amb. Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, told UN Correspondents on Wednesday after a meeting of the Security Council that both countries were united against North Korea over its nuclear threats.
“The United Kingdom stands shoulder to shoulder with the United States in tackling this threat and many others.
“We are united in calling on the North Korean regime to halt its nuclear programme.
“The whole of the Security Council has come together behind that and I think that we should see the President’s public comments as one of the many strands of US activism,’’ the British envoy said.
Rycroft pledged that the UK would continue to work closely with the United States and its international partners to ensure that the DPRK is not able to pursue its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile programmes.
“The United States has been very clear about its position.
“The United Kingdom has been especially clear about our stand and we shout on the open People’s democracy of Korea’s regime to snoop to that clarity.
“We appeal on DPRK to function on that clarity, to halt its nuclear programme; to halt its transnational ballistic missile programme, and it holds the basis to sanctions nature removed,” Rycroft said.
On Tuesday, North Korea’s grandeur media alleged the country was allowing for a strategy to collide with the U.S. soothing territory of Guam with mid-to long-range missiles.
Trump had responded with a muscular warning: “North Korea be supposed to not build any new threats to the United States.
“They will be met with give somebody their cards and anger like the humanity has in no way seen.
“He has been incredibly threatening and as I held they will be met with fire, ferocity and frankly power, the likes of which this earth has by no means seen before,” Trump warned.