Top diplomats from Japan, US, S. Korea meet over N. Korea

February 17, 2020

The Mainichi:

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi met on Saturday with his counterparts from the United States and South Korea to discuss trilateral cooperation in countering nuclear and missile threats posed by North Korea.

The meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, Germany, comes amid stalled denuclearization talks, after North Korea’s year-end deadline for a breakthrough passed.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to unveil a “new strategic weapon,” possibly breaking his promise with U.S. President Donald Trump not to carry out intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear tests.

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