Trump, Abe discuss exerting pressure on North Korea

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"The two leaders noted the need to strengthen the Republic of Korea's defence capabilities to counter provocations and threats from North Korea, and reached an agreement in principle to revise the "missile guideline" to the extent hoped by the South Korean side", Yonhap quoted Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Park Soo-hyun as saying.

South Korean defense minister Song Yong-moo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis discussed the possible redeployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea - weapons which were withdrawn in the early 1990's.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday hinted that he was considering withdrawing from the US-South Korea free trade agreement, risking tension between the allies as they attempt to deal with the crisis in North Korea.

Trump and Moon spoke on the phone Friday about North Korean's "continued destabilizing and escalatory behavior", the White House said in a statement. To protect South Korean citizens and US forces, she added, they discussed the alliance's decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which she emphasized is a purely defensive capability.

"President Trump provided his conceptual approval of planned purchases by South Korea of billions of dollars in American military equipment".

South Korea's development of its ballistic missiles is limited to range of 800 km (500 miles) and payload weight of 500 kg (1,100 pounds) under a bilateral treaty revised in 2012.

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Previous U.N. penalties have resulted in Pyongyang expressing its displeasure and demonstration of its iron-clad nuclear ambition through more missile tests.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In has previously urged limits on Seoul's missiles to be loosened in a conversation with Trump.

The South, which hosts 28,500 USA troops to defend it, is banned from building its own nuclear weapons under a 1974 atomic energy deal it signed with Washington, which instead offers a "nuclear umbrella" against potential attacks.

The two leaders pledged to continue to apply strong diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea and to make all necessary preparations to defend against the growing threat by the North, the White House said.

The quake, if confirmed to be a nuke experiment, would be the latest in a recent series of the communist state's provocations, including its two tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in July.

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