U.S., Japan, South Korea warn North Korea over ‘provocations’

by JEFF MASON, MATT SPETALNICK AND BEN BLANCHARD  |  published on April 1, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama joined with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, vowing to ramp up pressure on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests.

Meeting on the sidelines of a global nuclear security summit in Washington, the three leaders recommitted their countries to each others’ defense and warned they could take further steps to counter threats from Pyongyang.

Obama held separate talks with President Xi Jinping of China, the closest North Korea has to an ally, and said they both wanted to see “full implementation” of the latest United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. But Xi offered no sign that Beijing was prepared to go beyond its consent to the Security Council measures imposed in early March.

“We are united in our efforts to deter and defend against North Korean provocations,” Obama told reporters after the U.S.-Japan-South Korea meeting. “We have to work together to meet this challenge.”

  • Robert McFate

    For decades I’ve hear talk about stopping North Korea will they march forward with their nukes!

  • Bob

    Like North Korea is really afraid of the male impersonator we have in the white house. Maybe he will draw an invisible red line in the sand for them. This asshole needs to be impeached. At least start the proceedings and make the democrats vote against it and show their true yellow colors!

  • JOE

    if u like your Dr. u can keep your Dr..!

  • Patrick Driscoll

    Send them John Kerry. That will scare them or if that not work send them hillary. she can sit on them.

  • teaman

    The big difference is that Obama, The Executive Anus, don’t mean it.

  • Ramon1710 .

    Of the superpowers, only Kim Jong has the haircut necessary to rule the world.

  • Pam

    From the way things are playing out over there, I don’t know that we will have to deal with North Korean “super aggression” for much longer. I hear that Kim Jong Un-sane had a real attack of the crazies and actually threatened China. Nothing says “nut job” like biting the hand that literally feeds you!

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