Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald trump during a telephone conversation discussed the need for additional measures in the situation around the DPRK. The head of the Japanese government, told reporters after a meeting on Monday, July 31, reports Reuters.
According to Abe, the efforts of the international community to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean problem has not yet yielded results on the background of the unilateral escalation by Pyongyang.
“The international community, including Russia and China, must seriously relate to this and to ramp up the pressure,” said Japanese Prime Minister.
Abe also noted that Tokyo and Washington will “take steps to action”, but did not go into details about what was going on.
The government of Japan added that the two leaders did not discuss any possible military action against the regime of Kim Jong-UN, nor what can be considered the output of the Pyongyang beyond the conventional red line.
White house statement on the telephone conversation said that trump and Abe “agreed that North Korea poses a serious and growing direct threat to the United States, Japan, South Korea and other neighboring and distant countries.”
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According to the report, trump also reiterated “firm commitment” of Washington to defend Japan and South Korea from any attack, “using the full range of possibilities of States.”
The chief Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet Yoshihide Suga after the conversation between the two leaders noted that Tokyo intends to urge involved in the situation countries, including the USA, South Korea, Russia and China and the UN “to take on additional duties and take action to increase pressure” on North Korea.
30 July 2017 it was reported that the United States has requested an emergency meeting of the UN security Council in connection with the new testing by North Korea of an Intercontinental ballistic missile.