US, Japan discuss steps for proper response to North Korean nuclear test

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 10:40 hrs

United States' President Barack Obama had broached the topic of North Korea's nuclear test with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, discussing steps for a proper response to the violation of the international obligations of North Korea, according to the White House.

The White House stated that Obama and Abe vowed to work together to seek significant action against North Korea at the United Nations Security Council, and planned to cooperate on measures aimed at obstructing the country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, Politico reports.

Obama also reiterated that the US has not swerved from its defense commitments to Japan, including the extended deterrence offered by the U.S. nuclear umbrella. (ANI)

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