• Kyodo


Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba said he and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have agreed to take “stern” steps if North Korea goes ahead with further provocations, such as a nuclear weapons test.

During bilateral talks Monday on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Chicago, Genba and Clinton also agreed on the need to urge China to exert its influence on Pyongyang, Genba told reporters.

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