Japan's PM Abe says he agreed with Trump that halting North Korean missile launches a priority

This file photo released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile on July 29, 2017.
This file photo released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile on July 29, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he agreed with President Donald Trump during a telephone call on Tuesday (Aug 15) that their top priority regarding North Korea was to do what they could to halt missile launches by the regime.

Abe also praised a commitment by Trump that the United States would stand with its allies in the region to counter threats from North Korea.