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Trump briefs Xi on North Korea developments

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US today spoke with his Chinese counterpart and briefed him on developments in ties with North Korea, the said.

"The two leaders welcomed the prospect of dialogue between the and North Korea, and committed to maintain pressure and sanctions until takes tangible steps toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation," the said in a readout of the call.

During the call, Trump expressed hope that North Korean leader might choose a "brighter path" for North Korea's future.

said Trump has spoken with a number of world leaders after he was briefed on North Korean by the visiting South Korean

A day earlier, Trump also called Japanese Shinzo Abe, during which the two leaders agreed to continue to maintain pressure on till the time it takes tangible steps toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation.

The White House said this in a statement after the conversation between Trump and Abe to discuss the situation in and to continue the close coordination between the two countries.

Trump and Abe assessed that the maximum pressure policy, together with international solidarity, brought them to this critical juncture wherein has agreed to refrain from testing of nuclear weapons and missiles.

"The leaders affirmed their strong intention to continue close trilateral coordination with to maintain pressure and enforce international sanctions until such point that North Korea takes tangible steps toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation," the White House said.

Trump expressed his hope that Kim's invitation signals his desire to give the North Korean people a brighter future, it said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 12:55 IST
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