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S. Korea, U.S., Japan vow to closely cooperate against N.K. provocations

All Headlines 09:27 April 06, 2017

SEOUL, April 6 (Yonhap) – The top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan agreed to closely cooperate in coping with North Korea's latest missile test and jointly brace for additional provocations, the foreign ministry here said Thursday.

Kim Hong-kyun, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at the South Korean foreign ministry, talked to his U.S. and Japanese counterparts -- Joseph Yun and Kenji Kanasugi -- in separate telephone calls, according to the ministry.

(From L) Kim Hong-kyun, Joseph Yun and Kenji Kanasugi (Yonhap file photo)

The talks came a day after the North fired a ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the East Sea. Experts see it as an attempt to set the tone for the summit between U.S. President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping later this week.

kokobj@yna.co.kr
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