Trump, Moon to increase pressure on DPRK: White House

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/18 1:29:40

The United States and South Korea have agreed to increase pressure on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after Pyongyang's latest missile test, the White House said.

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke on Saturday by phone.

The two leaders have pledged to be committed to "continuing to take steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities and to maximize economic and diplomatic pressure" on the DPRK, according to a White House statement.

The DPRK confirmed that it conducted another medium-range ballistic missile test on Friday.

The missile launch, which violates U.N. Security Council resolutions, came just days after the council imposed fresh sanctions on the DPRK over its nuclear test on Sept. 3.

China on Friday said it opposes ballistic missile launches by the DPRK, urging all parties concerned to exercise restraint and avoid any acts that may escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula.


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