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North Korea Crisis

US and Japan vow to keep sanctions until North Korea gives up nuclear weapons

Washington urges Pyongyang to take action to avoid additional punitive measures

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Japan will maintain economic sanctions against North Korea until the reclusive country gives up its nuclear weapons program, the two countries' foreign ministers reaffirmed Wednesday in a meeting aimed at showing solidarity between the two allies ahead of a U.S.-North Korea summit on June 12.

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