World powers such as US, Japan and South Korea have all warned North Korea over provocations following its recent launch of a short-range missile over the sea of its east coast on Tuesday as a response to UN sanctions imposed upon it.
The President of the United States Barack Obama joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s President on Thursday to condemn North Korea’s recent firing of a short-range missile while also threatening to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang.
The three leaders who met on the sidelines of a global nuclear summit in Washington re-committed their countries to each other defence and warned that stiffer sanctions may be imposed on North Korea.
Talks between Obama and President Xi Jinping of China also took place with both leaders wanting to see “full implementation” of the latest United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang.
“We are united in our efforts to deter and defend against North Korean provocations,” Obama told reporters after the U.S.-Japan-South Korea meeting. “We have to work together to meet this challenge.”
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