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N Korea at crossroads

Abe and Trump to meet in New York next month

Leaders reaffirm unity on North Korea in first call in two months

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump pledged cooperation on North Korea. (Photo by Masayuki Terazawa)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reaffirmed cooperation toward Pyongyang's complete denuclearization, looking to get on the same page before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected return to North Korea.

"The two leaders committed to maintaining strong sanctions on North Korea. The two also expressed that they look forward to seeing each other later this year at UNGA," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said at a press briefing on Wednesday, referring to the UN General Assembly held in New York next month.

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