September 2, 2017 / 12:11 AM / 2 years ago

Trump speaks with South Korea's Moon about threat from North Korea: White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday and the two leaders pledged to continue to apply strong diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea, the White House said in a statement.

It also said Trump “provided his conceptual approval of planned purchases by South Korea of billions of dollars in American military equipment.”

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler

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