US Sec of State Tillerson: Going to be very difficult to secure oil embargo on N. Korea

In a press conference following his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and foreign minister, Boris Johnson, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered his remarks in a press conference, with the key quotes (via Reuters) found below:

  • Discussed with UK, France how to increase diplomatic pressure on N. Korea
  • We had hoped for a much stronger resolution from the un security council on North Korea
  • Successful U.N. resolution sends a signal to N. Korea that international community has a common view
  • Is going to be very difficult to secure oil embargo on N. Korea
  • Hopeful China will decide on their own to use that powerful tool of oil supply to persuade N. Korea to reconsider its current path
  • Calls on all countries to fully implement the UN sanctions

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