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PM to ask ASEAN for pressure on North Korea

Jiji Press MANILA (Jiji Press) — Leaders from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are set to hold talks in Manila on Monday on the sidelines of ASEAN-related gatherings.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to ask ASEAN leaders for cooperation to maximize pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, informed sources said.

Abe has repeatedly called on the international community to increase pressure on Pyongyang to stop its provocations.Speech

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