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U.S., South Korea, Japan pledge security cooperation

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 01:09

Japan and South Korea recommitted themselves, with U.S President Obama, to each other's security amid ongoing threats from North Korea, following a meeting alongside the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The leaders of the United States, Japan and South Korea on Thursday recommitted themselves to each other's security amid ongoing threats from North Korea, following a meeting alongside the National Security Summit in Washington on Thursday (March 31). U.S. President Barack Obama, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, said the countries had agreed to deepen their cooperation. Park also said the leaders had discussed ways to keep North Korea from upgrading its nuclear capabilities. "We also recognize that it is important to the entire international community to vigilantly enforce the strong UN security measures that were passed in light of some of the ballistic missile and nuclear activity that Pyongyang has been engaging in," said Obama. With less than 10 months left in office to follow through on one of his signature foreign policy initiatives, Obama has convened leaders from more than 50 countries in Washington this week for his fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit, a high-level diplomatic process that started and will end on his watch.

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U.S., South Korea, Japan pledge security cooperation

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 01:09