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World leaders to work together on continued threats from N. Korea Updated: 2017-08-14 07:02:36 KST


U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to work together on the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula, with the aim of "getting North Korea to conform to its international obligations".
In a phone call on Saturday, the two leaders discussed the need to confront the increasing danger associated with the North's destabilizing behavior.
Washington and Pyongyang have recently been using heated rhetoric against each other following continued threats from the Kim Jung-un regime.
Earlier Trump also spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the phone.
Xi reaffirmed all sides should avoid rhetoric or action that would worsen tensions and acknowledged that the UN Security Council's recent adoption of tough new sanctions on North Korea was an important step towards peace and stability.
South Korea's top office said the phone call could be a new phase in easing security tensions on the peninsula.
President Moon Jae-in is expected to address the topic of North Korea and regional security in his upcoming speeches on National Liberation Day, and during a special press conference on the 17th, marking his first 100 days in office.
Meanwhile the European Union says it will convene an emergency meeting on Monday, to further discuss the ongoing tensions.
Lee Unshin Arirang News.
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