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US, South Korea, Japan pledge security cooperation amid North Korea threat

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US President Barack Obama (centre), who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) and South Korean President Park Geun-hye (left), said the countries had agreed to deepen their cooperation.

[WASHINGTON] The leaders of the United States, Japan and South Korea on Thursday recommitted themselves to each other's security amid ongoing threats from North Korea, following a meeting alongside the National Security Summit in Washington.

US President Barack Obama, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, said the countries had agreed to deepen their cooperation.

Ms Park also said the leaders had discussed ways to keep North Korea from upgrading its nuclear capabilities.

REUTERS

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