North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on whether there should be pre-conditions for any resumption of multilateral diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear programme.

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We are focused on working with our international partners to increase pressure on the regime so that they change direction and open the way towards peaceful resolution. The international community has universally and repeatedly condemned North Korea's flagrant disregard for international rules and systems. We are united in increasing the pressure on North Korea's leaders to stop their destabilising actions, including their illegal ballistic missile and nuclear tests. The North Korean regime is the cause of this problem, and they will need to show a serious and measurable change in their behaviour to create the right conditions for talks.

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