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North Korea Crisis

US fine-tunes North Korea strategy with Japan and South Korea

Foreign ministers to meet in Seoul on Thursday

Residents of Pyongyang read up on Kim Jong Un's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
North Koreans crowd around a newspaper reporting on the U.S.-North Korea summit at a subway station in Pyongyang on June 13.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The Trump administration will follow up on Tuesday's U.S.-North Korea summit by working together with allies Japan and South Korea to draw up a strategy going forward as the top diplomats of the three countries gather in Seoul on Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will discuss ways to realize denuclearization, while affirming the importance of complying with United Nations sanctions in the meantime to push Pyongyang into concrete action. Pompeo will also brief Kono and Kang on the Tuesday summit, which he attended.

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