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European Council - Statement (23 Oct 2017)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ..., including him, said. Yesterday, Liam Fox defended his comments that securing a post-Brexit trade deal would be the “easiest in history” because apparently he was talking only about trade and the real problem is politics. Today, Boris Johnson jumped in feet first, as usual, telling EU leaders to “get on with it”. Perhaps Liam Fox is right that politics is the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Sanctions (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: The UK continues to explore with its international partners additional measures to increase pressure on North Korea to comply with its international obligations and abandon its illegal nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, as well as working to ensure existing measures are fully implemented. Additional measures could include measures against those found to have violated UN sanctions where...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Nuclear Weapons (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: Both the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s ballistic missile and nuclear programmes are illegal and in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions. The DPRK needs to demonstrate it is prepared to take credible steps towards meeting its international obligations in respect of both programmes.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Sanctions (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: I welcomed the set of robust EU autonomous measures agreed at the 16 October Foreign Affairs Council. These measures hit the revenue streams that support the regime’s illegal nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and demonstrate that the EU is united in its commitment to exert pressure on the regime in pursuit of a diplomatic resolution.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Nuclear Weapons (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea needs to stop violating UN Security Council Resolutions and demonstrate to the international community that it has halted its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and is prepared to take verifiable steps toward denuclearisation.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Nuclear Weapons (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: Any suspension of nuclear and ballistic missile tests needs to be for a sufficient length of time to build confidence that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is prepared to engage in credible negotiations and to take verifiable steps toward denuclearisation.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: British Nationals Abroad (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: On 22 August 2017 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel Advice for North Korea was updated to advise against all but essential travel. This reflects the current security situation in North Korea, which can change without warning and with no advance notice of possible actions by the authorities. We continue to monitor the situation and regularly review the FCO Travel Advice.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kim Jong-nam (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: Our High Commission in Malaysia has discussed the death of Kim Jong Nam with the Malaysian authorities. We have encouraged the Government of Malaysia to pursue a thorough investigation and to share information with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The Malaysian authorities have previously reported finding VX in samples from the deceased and received assistance...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Nuclear Weapons (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: The UN Secretary-General has called on the Democractic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to fully comply with its international obligations, as clearly set out by the UN Security Council. We continue to call on the DPRK to halt its illegal weapons programmes and show it is prepared to take verifiable steps towards denuclearisation. A positive response on the part of the DPRK is needed to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Nuclear Weapons (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: The international community, including South Korea, is united in its belief that North Korea must change its path and open the way towards a peaceful resolution through diplomatic negotiations. The UK's focus remains on working with our international partners to look at how we can increase pressure on North Korea to reach a peaceful solution, including at the UN.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Nuclear Weapons (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: I regularly discuss all aspects of the situation in North Korea with US Secretary of State Tillerson. I have not engaged directly with my North Korean counterpart. We are able to deliver messages directly to the regime through our Embassy in Pyongyang and North Korea's Embassy in London.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Nuclear Weapons (18 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: I have not had direct discussions with my North Korean counterpart. We made clear to the North Korean government through our Embassy in Pyongyang our view of this latest provocative comment, and urged North Korea not to carry out such a test. The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea's pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and imposed severe sanctions. We continue to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: British Nationals Abroad (17 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: Very few British people visit North Korea and those that do are usually part of an organised tour. Whilst we encourage British nationals living or visiting North Korea to inform the British Embassy of their travel plans, not all do so. As a result, accurate numbers are not available for any given year.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit (17 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: I have held and continue to hold frequent conversations with Cabinet colleagues about how to deliver a fantastic Brexit which works for both us and the EU. As you will fully appreciate I cannot divulge those conversations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Libya (17 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: I have regular discussions with our P3 partners—the French and the Americans—and with Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on how we can bring together the international community in support of the United Nations plan for Libya, which in our view offers by far the best hope for that country and the best prospect of security for all its people.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia (17 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: We cannot have a normal relationship with Russia given how it has behaved in Ukraine and Syria, and given its continuing behaviour in the cyber sphere, but we must engage with Russia, which is what we will do and are doing, to further mutual interests where they exist.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Counter-terrorism (17 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: Broadly speaking, there are two, mutually contaminating ecosystems of terror that we face, one is at home and one is abroad. What the UK is doing overseas is to drive out the terrorists from the spaces they currently occupy, be that in Iraq, Syria, Libya or Nigeria. We are having a great deal of success in that. The ungoverned space occupied by terrorists has been greatly reduced in the past...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hurricane Support (17 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: The whole House can be proud of the way the country responded. We have committed £62 million to meet the immediate—[Interruption.] Excuse me, Mr Speaker; I am answering Questions 10 and 15 together with Question 8—

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: The whole House will wish to join me in condemning the atrocity in Mogadishu on Saturday, which claimed at least 281 lives. Those who inflicted this heinous act of terrorism on a thriving capital city achieved nothing except to demonstrate their own wickedness. We offer our profound condolences to the Government and people of Somalia. Britain shall not rest in our efforts to restore stability...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Sanctions (16 Oct 2017)

Boris Johnson: The UK has funded a series of regional outreach activities to raise awareness and strengthen the effective implementation of UN Security Council resolutions related to the DPRK. The projects brought the UN Panel of Experts together with governments from each region and were delivered by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Events were held in Dubai and Hong Kong (in 2013, for a...


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