U.S., Japan, and Republic of Korea Condemn North Korea’s Destabilizing Behavior

At the G-20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bonn, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se discussed North Korea’s recent ballistic missile test. The leaders noted North Korea’s flagrant disregard for multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions that expressly prohibit its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

In a joint statement after the meeting, Secretary Tillerson reiterated that “The United States remains steadfast in its defense commitments to its allies, the Republic of Korea and Japan, including the commitment to provide extended deterrence, backed by the full range of its nuclear and conventional defense capabilities.”

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