The Guardian: Donald Trump says nuclear threat from North Korea has entered 'new phase'
US president told Japanese PM he is ‘100%’ with Tokyo as US moves Thaad missile defence system into South Korea following Pyongyang missile launches.
The threat posed by North Korea to the US and its allies has entered a “new phase”, Donald Trump said on Tuesday, a day after the regime test-launched four ballistic missiles towards Japan.
In phone talks on Tuesday, Trump told Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, that the US stood “100%” with Tokyo after three of the intermediate-range missiles landed in the sea off Japan’s north-west coast.
“President Trump told me that the United States was with Japan 100%, and that he wanted his comments to be communicated to the Japanese people,” Abe told reporters at his residence. “He said he wanted us to trust him as well as the United States 100%.
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More News On President Trump's Reaction To This Weekend's North Korean Missile Launches
Abe, Trump agree North Korean threat at a 'new phase' -- Nikkei Asian Review
Missile tests add pressure on Trump over North Korea -- AP
With Trump at disadvantage, North Korea triggers new crisis with missile tests -- Washington Times
Trump discussed North Korean missile launch with Japanese PM -- The Hill
Trump-Russia deal taking place over North Korea -- L. Todd Wood, Washington Times
North Korea Is Now Trump’s Problem -- Fred Kaplan, Slate
Why Trump should strike a deal with North Korea -- Leon V. Sigal, CNN