Trump and Japan's Abe talk about 'grave and growing' North Korea threat

Trump and Japan’s Abe talk about ‘grave and growing’ North Korea threat

Trump and Japan’s Abe talk about ‘grave and growing’ North Korea threat

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with US President Donald Trump on Monday and agreed on the need for more action in North Korea just hours after the US ambassador to the United Nations said That Washington “has finished talking to North Korea.”

Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement that China must decide whether it is willing to support strengthening UN sanctions against North Korea over the long-term missile test Friday night, Second North this month.

Any new resolution of the Security Council U.N. “That does not significantly increase international pressure on North Korea has no value,” said M. Haley, adding that Japan and South Korea also had to do more.

Abe told reporters after his conversation with Trump that the repeated efforts of the international community to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue have yet to bear fruit against the unilateral escalation of Pyongyang.

“The international community, including Russia and China, must take this seriously and increase the pressure,” Abe said. He said that Japan and the United States would take action to take action, but gave no further details.

Abe and Trump have not discussed a military action against North Korea, nor what would be the passage of a “red line” with Pyongyang, said the spokesperson of the chief of staff, Koichi Hagiuda, the journalists.

A White House statement after the call said the two leaders “agreed that North Korea poses a serious and growing threat to the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and other neighboring countries and far away.”
Trump said “reaffirms our ironic commitment” to defend Japan and South Korea against any attack “through the full range of capabilities of the United States.”

Japanese cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said talks between Abe and Trump lasted about 50 minutes.

“The role that China can play is very important,” he told a news conference.

“Japan intends to invite the countries involved – including the UN, the US and South Korea to start, but also China and Russia – to take on additional roles and measures to increase the pressure,” Suga said. Did not want to give details of these steps could be.

The United States Ambassador to Nikki Haley United Nations executes comments to the Russian delegation at the end of a meeting of the Security Council U.N. To discuss the recent launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea at the U.N. New York, USA, in July

North Korea said on Saturday it had completed another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that has demonstrated its ability to hit the American continent, pulling a brutal Trump warning and a reproach from China.

Trump later wrote on Twitter that he was “very disappointed” in China and that the benefits of the United States trade of Beijing, but had done nothing to the United States with respect to North Korea, which would not allow to continue.

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