Trump, Japan's Abe spoke about North Korea: Spokesman
22 Dec 2019
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) speaks to the media while US President Donald Trump stands with him. File photo
US President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about developments related to North Korea, Iran, and trade, a White House spokesman said.
"President Trump and Prime Minister Abe agreed to continue close communication and coordination, particularly in light of recent threatening statements issued by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea," White House spokesman Judd Deere said, referring to North Korea's official name.
The call came after North Korea said the United States was trying to drag out denuclearisation talks ahead of the US presidential election next year.