Abe and Netanyahu meet at sidelines of U.N., agree to coordinate on North Korea sanctions

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on Monday in New York to work together to fully enforce the latest sanctions on North Korea.

In the roughly 50-minute meeting — their first in about two years — on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, the leaders agreed that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile development poses a threat to the entire world, Japanese Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura said.

According to Nishimura, Abe told Netanyahu that North Korea poses an unprecedented threat to the international community and it is essential to fully enforce the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions, including the new sanctions, to place pressure on the country like never before.

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