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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Moon Jae-In of South Korea

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to discuss the allied response to North Korea’s claimed September 3 test of a hydrogen bomb.  Both leaders underscored the grave threat that North Korea’s latest provocation poses to the entire world.  The two leaders agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea using all means at their disposal.  They also pledged to strengthen joint military capabilities.  President Trump gave his in-principle approval to South Korea’s initiative to lift restrictions on their missile payload capabilities.  President Trump also provided his conceptual approval for the purchase of many billions of dollars’ worth of military weapons and equipment from the United States by South Korea.