July 31, 2017 / 12:52 AM / 2 years ago

Japan-U.S.leaders did not discuss military action against North Korea: Japan government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump did not discuss the use of military action against North Korea when they spoke on the phone on Monday, a Japanese government spokesman said.

The two leaders also did not discuss what would constitute the crossing of a “red line” by Pyongyang, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda told reporters.

North Korea said on Friday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland. [nL4N1KL0AK]

Reporting by Takaya Yamaguchi; Editing by Paul Tait

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