Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to discuss North Korea’s claimed September 3 test of a hydrogen bomb. The two leaders condemned North Korea’s continued reckless and dangerous behavior and reaffirmed the importance of close coordination at the United Nations. President Trump noted that this latest provocation only serves to increase the international community’s resolve to counter North Korea’s prohibited activities. All options to address the North Korean threat are on the table.