20 April 2017

News Story: U.S. vice president Pence wraps up visit to Japan

US Vice President Mike Pence
TOKYO, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday reiterated the commitment to working with Japan and other countries in the region to bring an end to nuclear and missile issues on the Korean Peninsula.

Speaking aboard the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier docked at the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base, Pence said a diligent and collaborative approach to deescalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula was the way forward.

"U.S. policy is to continue to work diligently with Japan and other countries, including China, to bring economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime in North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) until the country abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs," Pence told an assembly of U.S. servicemen and Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel.

"All options are on the table," Pence said.

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