Japan, US agree to take ‘all necessary measures’ against North Korea
On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he and President Donald Trump have agreed to take further actions against North Korea after the communist country’s latest missile test.
North Korea conducted its second missile test in a month Friday, this time sending the missile toward the coast of Japan, where it splashed down into the East Sea, between the Korean peninsula and Japanese coast.
According to Fox News, Abe told reporters Monday he and Trump had a phone call after 10 hours of conducting U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers bomber drills, alongside South Korean and Japanese forces, over the Korean peninsula on Saturday. The drills were in response to North Korea’s missile test.
According to Abe, both he and Trump have agreed that both countries will “take all necessary measures to protect” Japan. Abe praised Trump’s commitment to do so.