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Abe seeks talks with Chinese, South Korean presidents at G-20 summit

Tokyo wants new UN sanctions if Pyongyang conducts nuke test

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during an interview with BS Japan and CNBC at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo on May 15.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wants to talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Hamburg, Germany, in July.

An additional provocation by North Korea, following its launch of a ballistic missile on Sunday, is "highly plausible," Abe said Monday during a joint interview by broadcasters BS Japan and CNBC at the prime minister's office.

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