April 24, 2017 / 5:28 PM / a year ago

Trump, Merkel discuss North Korean security challenge: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the “urgent security challenge” posed by North Korea in a phone call on Monday, the White House said.

A White House statement said the two leaders also discussed Syria and Yemen and the need for a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine.

Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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