Japan agrees with U.S. that North Korea’s weapons ‘not permissible’


TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday he agreed with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes were not permissible.

Tillerson, a former oil executive, arrived in Japan late on Wednesday on his first trip to Asia and will also visit South Korea and China.

Tillerson told a news conference with Kishida that they had affirmed a “strong and enduring” friendship between their countries, and U.S. commitment to Japan remained unwavering.

(Reporting by Tokyo newsroom; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

(THE STAR)

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