June 12, 2018 / 4:18 PM / 6 days ago

Japan's Abe: 'Great meaning' that N.Korea's Kim promised complete denuclearisation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s promise on Tuesday to rid to Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

REFILE - ADDING RESTRICTIONS U.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. Kevin Lim/The Straits Times via REUTERS

“There is great meaning in Chairman Kim’s clearly confirming to President Trump the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” Abe told reporters after speaking to the U.S. president about the historic U.S.-North Korea summit.

Abe also said that resolving the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea would require the strong support of the United States.

Reporting by William Mallard; Editing by Alison Williams

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