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Abe, Moon to seek Chinese, Russian support for North Korea sanctions - Kyodo
September 7, 2017 / 2:00 AM / 2 months ago

Abe, Moon to seek Chinese, Russian support for North Korea sanctions - Kyodo

(Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will ask China and Russia for their support for new sanctions against North Korea, Kyodo News said on Thursday, citing a Japanese official.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the state guest house in Tokyo, Japan August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool

Abe and Moon, in talks on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, agreed to step up pressure on North Korea, Kyodo said, as the reclusive state pushes ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes.

Reporting by Chris Gallagher in Tokyo; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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