Trump Meets With Japan’s Abe, Discuss North Korea


US President Donald Trump met Saturday with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

According to the White House, the two leaders condemned North Korea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, which showed that North Korea is a threat to the United States and its allies, and countries around the world.

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe affirmed that the international community must address North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs quickly and decisively, the White House said, adding that President Trump reaffirmed the ironclad commitment of the United States to the defense of Japan, as well as to the Republic of Korea, from any attack, and reiterated that the United States is prepared to use the full range of capabilities in such defense.

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe committed to redoubling their efforts to bring all nations together to show North Korea that there are consequences for its threatening and unlawful actions, the White House said.

The two leaders also discussed a range of other regional issues of mutual interest. They reaffirmed that the strong United States-Japan Alliance is the cornerstone of peace and prosperity.

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