The United States and Japan agreed on the need for new measures against North Korea

After the new launch of the DPRK missile, Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe intend to strengthen economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang

In view of the continuing threats from the North Korean leadership, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are confident of the need for new staffing measures against the DPRK. This is reported by DW.

“I fully agree with President Trump in the realization that we need to take further action,” Abe said on Monday, August 31, after a telephone conversation with Trump.

Despite the ongoing efforts of the international community to resolve the conflict peacefully, North Korea “unilaterally brought the situation to an escalation,” the head of the Japanese government said. At the same time, Abe called on the leadership of China, Russia, as well as leaders of other countries, to take seriously the North Korean problem and increase pressure on Pyongyang.

The North Korean nuclear program represents a “serious and growing direct threat” to the United States, Japan, South Korea and other countries located nearby and far from the DPRK, the White House said in turn. Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe consider it necessary to increase economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang and convince other countries of the need to join these measures, the statement goes on.

On July 28, the DPRK authorities launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. The tests were carried out for the second time in a month. On July 4, Pyongyang announced the launch of an intercontinental missile that could fly to the US territory. The launch of the Hwasong-14 missile was personally led by the head of state Kim Jong Un. Official North Korean media described the tests as successful, indicating that now the republic is capable of “striking a nuclear strike anywhere in the world.”

The UN resolution prohibits North Korea from testing ballistic missiles. As a rule, we are talking about ground-to-surface missiles, which, depending on the type, can carry conventional, biological, chemical or nuclear warheads.