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Abe and Trump reiterate their hard line on North Korea

Chummy summit sees US and Japanese leaders reaffirm 'close relationship'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump address reporters in Tokyo on Nov. 6.

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump once again reaffirmed cooperation in containing the North Korean nuclear threat, and now the American leader will travel to neighboring Asian countries to convince them of the merits of their "maximum pressure" strategy.

"We were in complete agreement as to the measures to be taken upon the analysis of the latest situation" involving North Korea, Abe told reporters during a joint news conference on Nov. 6 following his summit with Trump.

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