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The government decided Tuesday to further expand sanctions on North Korea to rein in its nuclear and missile programs, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approving the freezing of assets linked to 35 more entities and individuals.

The approval came a day after Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to maximize pressure on Pyongyang in their summit talks in Tokyo. Abe announced the plan in a joint news conference after the meeting.

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