Abe: Missile launch absolutely intolerable

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday.

By Kayo Goto / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer PALM BEACH, Fla. — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea for firing a ballistic missile at a joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday night, saying the launch was “absolutely intolerable.”

“North Korea’s most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable,” Abe said at the unscheduled press conference during his stay in the United States to have talks with Trump. “North Korea must fully comply with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.”

Trump stressed his intention to deal with the North Korea issue in close cooperation with Japan, saying the United States “stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.”

The press conference was held at Trump’s estate following a dinner on the premises. The two leaders discussed North Korea’s missile launch during the dinner and Trump suggested holding a joint press conference, according to sources accompanying Abe.Speech

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