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Press Occasion on the Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press occasion

Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press occasion

  • Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press occasion

[Provisional Translation]

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press occasion at the Prime Minister's Official Residence on August 31, 2017.

In regard to the Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk with President Donald Trump, the Prime Minister said,

“Continuing on from yesterday, I held a Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk with President Trump. We discussed the current situation in North Korea. We analyzed the latest conditions, and discussed our responses going forward. We completely shared a view of the current situation in North Korea and on responses going forward, although I cannot discuss these responses here now.

Today, I also held telephone talks with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia. Additionally, I had an in-depth discussion about North Korea with Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom, who is currently visiting Japan. Each leader completely agreed that North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japanese territories was an extremely dangerous act, and that the international community must increase the pressure placed on North Korea.

With cooperation among Japan, the United States, and the ROK, as well as the United Kingdom and the rest of the international community, we should cause North Korea to change its policies by increasing the pressure on North Korea. I would like to have even closer cooperation for this purpose.”

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