US, Japan agree to maximise diplomatic pressure on N Korea

2017-10-17 11:36
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Tokyo — US and Japanese diplomats have agreed to maximise pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear programme, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed.

US Undersecretary of State John Sullivan, after meeting his Japanese counterpart, Shinsuke Sugiyama, said on Tuesday the focus at the State Department is on diplomacy to solve the problem.

"We must, however, with our allies in Japan and South Korea and elsewhere, be prepared for the worst" should diplomacy fail.

Sugiyama reiterated Japan's support for President Donald Trump's policy of keeping all options, but stressed the need for a diplomatic solution via cooperation with China and Russia.

The two diplomats will join their South Korean counterpart in Seoul for further talks on Wednesday on North Korea.

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