In response, the U.N. Security Council on Monday again voted unanimously on a us -led resolution imposing a new round of sanctions on Pyongyang, banning textile exports and capping fuel supplies.
But in the face of resistance from China and Russian Federation, the U.N. Security Council on Monday imposed only restrictions on the North's oil imports, among other sanctions.
Tillerson's policy adviser Brian Hook said the Secretary of State "never misses an opportunity in bilateral, multilateral settings to raise North Korea and the need to increase pressure on North Korea".
But the United Nations has agreed to weaker measures against the North - although the U.N.is banning ban textile exports, an important source of its revenue for the North. Boeing wins Air Force One design contract Mattis: US must keep all three legs of nuclear triad Senate votes down Paul's bid to revoke war authorizations MORE, and national security advisor H.R. McMaster assembled the proposal, which was presented to Trump in a National Security Council Meeting last week.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today vowed that Donald Trump's America would be a "steadfast ally" to Britain during Brexit. Still he's urging China as a "great country and a world power" to use its leverage as the supplier of virtually all North Korea's oil.
The US hopes the trip will give "new energy and focus to mediation efforts led by the United Nations", Hook said.
North Korea launched an unidentified missile Thursday that landed in the sea after passing over Japan, the latest escalation as the isolated regime flaunts its nuclear weapon ambitions, according to multiple reports.
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson reiterated Britain's commitment to tackle "the aggressive and illegal actions of the North Korean regime".
The Foreign Secretary will also chair a meeting on the situation in Libya with Mr Tillerson, and the French political director, as well as the Italian and Egyptian foreign ministers, and representatives from the UN and United Arab Emirates.