Japan’s Prime Minister standing alongside the US president at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo,said there is no point in dialogue for the sake of dialogue with North Korea and the time has come to exert maximum pressure on Pyongyang.
Together with President Trump when confirmed that we stand 100% together on the issue of the North Korea situation.Japan and the US will work together to approach related nations including China and Russia to elevate pressure from the international community against North Korea.
Trump termed North Korean nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches over Japanese territory threats to international peace and stability.
We will not stand for that the era of strategic patience is over.Some people said that my rhetoric is very strong but look what’s happened with very weak rhetoric over the last 25 years look where w are right now.
Asked about the North Korean people, the US president expressed hope for a resolution to the standoff.
Under a very repressive regime and I really think that ultimately I can tell you this that I hope it all works out.It’d be better for everybody.
Trump also highlighted the thousands of US troops stationed in Japan and said he expects Abe’s government to by massive amounts of American military equipment that would help defend against North Korean missiles.
Steve Herman VOA News Tokyo.