Donald Trump, Japan's Shinzo Abe confirm cooperation on North Korea, says White House

Pedestrians walk in front of a huge screen displaying a map of Japan and the Korean Peninsula, in Tokyo on Aug 29, 2017, following a North Korean missile test that passed over Japan. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke by telephone on Wednesday (Aug 30) and confirmed their "continuing, close cooperation" to address North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan earlier this week, the White House said.

"The two leaders confirmed their continuing, close cooperation on efforts to address North Korea's launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile that overflew Japanese territory earlier this week," it said in a brief statement.

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