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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Phone Call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

President Donald J. Trump spoke this evening with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.  The two leaders exchanged views on the growing threat from North Korea, including their unity with respect to increasing pressure on the regime to change its dangerous path.  They reaffirmed that the United States-Japan Alliance stands ready to defend and respond to any threat or action taken by North Korea.  President Trump and Prime Minister Abe also discussed a range of other regional and global issues of mutual interest, and noted that they look forward to meeting at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.