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WorldJapan PM Abe: Agree with Trump that North Korea must denuclearize

18:15  06 may  2019
18:15  06 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Wednesday that North Korea must do "We agreed that Japan and the U.S. will work even more closely on all levels to resolve the issue of North More: President Trump 'in no rush' to have North Korea denuclearize – as long as it doesn't test weapons.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed completely on the need for North Korea to promptly denuclearize.

"Regarding our response to North Korea going forward, I completely agreed with President Trump in all respects," Abe told reporters after a phone call with the U.S. leader. "Going forward, the United States and Japan will respond together, completely agreeing with a singular understanding on responding together."

Abe ready to meet N. Korea's Kim 'unconditionally': media

Abe ready to meet N. Korea's Kim 'unconditionally': media Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "unconditionally" in a bid to restore diplomatic ties between the two historic foes, a daily said Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Abe, seen as a foreign policy hawk, has recently softened his rhetoric towards Pyongyang, calling for a summit with Kim to resolve an emotional row over past kidnappings of Japanese nationals by Pyongyang agents.

President Donald Trump claimed North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." But asked whether be believed the North would denuclearize , Corker offered caution.

Japan 's PM Shinzo Abe has said he has "great confidence" in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of trust. Image caption Donald Trump 's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner also met Mr Abe . Mr Trump has also said Japan needs to pay more to

Japan PM Abe: Agree with Trump that North Korea must denuclearize © Reuters/KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Kumyagang Power Station No. 2 in North Korea

North Korea fired several "unidentified short-range projectiles" into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, prompting the South to urge its communist neighbour to "stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean peninsula".

(Reporting by Takaya Yamaguchi; Writing by William Mallard; Editing by Peter Graff)

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President Donald Trump will visit South Korea next month amid questions about his stalled nuclear talks with Kim Jong Un. The White House said Wednesday Trump would make the stop as part of a trip to Asia to attend the G20 summit in Japan. In South Korea, Trump will meet with his counterpart Moon Jae-in, who has encouraged his talks with Kim in an effort to tamp down tensions on the Korean peninsula. "President Trump and President Moon will continue their close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," the White House said.

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