Tokyo and Seoul agree to increase pressure on Pyongyang

Japanese Defense Minister Itsonori Onudera and South Korean President Song Yong-mu agreed on Wednesday to work closely with the United States to increase pressure on North Korea following its sixth nuclear test, in a telephone conversation.

“It is absolutely unacceptable for North Korea to proceed with the nuclear test despite repeated warnings from the international community,” said Unodera, stressing the need to increase pressure on Pyongyang to force it to take steps to disarm nuclear weapons. “He said.

Jung-Mo condemned North Korea’s nuclear test, saying Seoul would join the efforts of the international community to take strong action in response.