Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe have agreed to take fresh action against North Korea as they pledged to take “all necessary measures to protect allies” from the nuclear-armed state. The US President and Japanese Prime Minister held a telephone call on Monday and agreed on the need for more measures aimed at curbing the country’s military ambitions, just hours after America’s ambassador to the United Nations said Washington was “done talking about North Korea”. Mr

Abe told reporters after his conversation with Mr Trump on Monday that repeated efforts by the international community to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue had yet to deter Pyongyang. “International society, including Russia and China, need to take this seriously and increase pressure,” he said. Mr Abe added that he backed Mr Trump’s “commitment to taking all necessary measures to protect allies”.  READ MORE