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US, Japan urge China to pressurise N Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions

The move came amid heightened military tensions with Pyongyang's repeated weapons tests

IANS  |  Tokyo 

North Korea, Kim, King Yong Un
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Ministers from and the on Tuesday reiterated their opposition to North Korea's and urged to pressurise the Kim Jong-un-led regime to abandon its ambitions.

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs met the National Security Advisor, Shotaro Yachi, after which he said that North Korea's and missile tests are a global threat, reports Efe news.

Shannon said that both countries have agreed to urge and the community to convince that its programmes "do not create any hopeful path to the future".

"We underscored the important role that can play in this process, and also the important role that the and other organisations within the community can play in bringing this message home to loud and clear," Shannon added.

After his two-day visit to Tokyo, where he also met Deputy Shinsuke Sugiyama, Shannon is scheduled to travel to to discuss the US-alliance.

The visit comes amid heightened military tensions in the region, with Pyongyang's repeated weapons tests, the latest that took place last week.

First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 15:22 IST