Yielding to North Korea’s latest nuclear threats without further dialogue and pressure would be unwise, Japanese and American delegates involved in talks on the North’s denuclearization agreed Monday in Tokyo.

“This is not the first time the North has committed a provocative act,” Akitaka Saiki, Japan’s chief delegate on the denuclearization talks, told reporters after his meeting with U.S. envoy on North Korean policy Stephen Bosworth. “We will act calmly and without haste.”

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