August 30, 2017 / 4:25 PM / a year ago

Trump, Japan's Abe confirm cooperation on North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke by telephone on Wednesday and confirmed their “continuing, close cooperation” to address North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan earlier this week, the White House said.

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during the bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“The two leaders confirmed their continuing, close cooperation on efforts to address North Korea’s launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile that overflew Japanese territory earlier this week,” it said in a brief statement.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by David Alexander

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