May 26, 2018 / 5:34 PM / a month ago

Putin, after meeting Japan's Abe, calls for restraint on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called on all sides involved in the situation around North Korea to show restraint, while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it was vital Pyongyang completely shed itself of all nuclear weapons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 26, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

The two men made the comments at a news conference in Moscow after discussing North Korea and other geopolitical issues.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Toby Chopra

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