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Trump meeting allies over North Korean threat


Pressure: Donald Trump

Pressure: Donald Trump

Pressure: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump will ask America's allies to put pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme in a trip to the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr Trump is to visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines in November, and will also stop in Hawaii.

The White House said he will meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in and "call on the international community to join together in maximising pressure on North Korea".

In Japan, Mr Trump will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and take part in a meeting with families of "Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime". Mr Trump will also attend two trade summits.

Belfast Telegraph