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Japan, South Korea agree to maintain maximum pressure on North Korea: Minister

2018-03-13 09:50:45       source:Straits Times

March 12, 2018

Tokyo -- Japan and South Korea agreed on Monday (March 12) that maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea until it takes concrete action towards addressing concerns about its nuclear weapon and missile programmes, Japan's foreign minister said.

"Japan and South Korea agreed we will continue to apply maximum pressure on North Korea until it results in concrete action," the minister, Taro Kono, told reporters, after talks with South Korean National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon.

Kono declined to say what that concrete action should be or whether Japan had softened its position on action as a prerequisite for talks.

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