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Trump-Kim Summit

Trump assures Abe pressure is still on North Korea

Japan's leader says he is open to his own meeting with Kim over abductees

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 7.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that the “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea remains in force and he would raise the issue of Japanese abductees in the country when he meets the North’s leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

It was an assurance that the Japanese leader was seeking as he flew in to Washington for a last-minute session with the U.S. leader ahead of the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. 

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