05 June 2017

News Story: Australia, Japan, U.S. defense heads agree to up pressure on N. Korea

SINGAPORE (Kyodo) -- The defense ministers of Australia, Japan and the United States agreed Saturday on the need to step up pressure on North Korea at a time when the international community is struggling to find effective ways to tackle its growing nuclear-missile threat.

The agreement was reached between Marise Payne of Australia, Tomomi Inada of Japan and Jim Mattis of the United States during a meeting in Singapore that took place on the sidelines of Asia's annual premier security forum, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue.

Inada told reporters after the meeting that they shared the perception that it is not the right time to seek dialogue with North Korea.

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