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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

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

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.  The two leaders exchanged views on the growing threat from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including the DPRK’s most recent threats to United States and Japanese territory.   President Trump reaffirmed that the United States stands ready to defend and respond to any threat or actions taken by North Korea against the United States or its allies, South Korea and Japan.  President Trump and Prime Minister Abe also discussed a range of other regional and global issues of mutual interest.