‘100% with Japan’: Trump, Abe agree to increase pressure on Pyongyang after missile test

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has held a phone conversation with US president Donald Trump, in which the two leaders agreed to ramp up pressure on North Korea after its latest test of a suspected intermediate range ballistic missile which flew over Japan.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary earlier described Pyongyang’s latest action as a “grave threat.”

“This ballistic missile launch appeared to fly over our territory. It is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat to our nation,” Yoshihide Suga told reporters, according to Reuters.

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Suga added that Tokyo will work closely with Washington and Seoul, as well as other regional countries to issue an appropriate response.