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Damian Green: Sensible way to deal with Kim is through the UN

Support: Damian Green said UN had crucial role to play

BRITAIN backs United Nations moves to reduce tensions, Damian Green said yesterday when asked if the US was right to threaten North Korea with ‘fire and fury’.

The first secretary of state said the ‘sensible’ way to proceed was to step up international pressure on Kim Jong-un through the UN. ‘It is obviously in all our interests to make sure that nothing escalates,’ he told reporters in Edinburgh.

‘We are very strongly in support of the UN process, which continues to put pressure on North Korea, and we will continue strongly to support the UN process which will, I hope, help to de-escalate tensions.’

Asked whether Donald Trump was wise to threaten ‘fire and fury,’ Mr Green said: ‘The sensible way to proceed is through the UN…that’s what the British government will continue to support.’