On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry met in Japan with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida regarding North Korea's recent nuclear threats, reports CNN.
"We cannot in any way allow North Korea to possess nuclear weapons," Kishida said. Also, "we agreed North Korea must stop its provocative speech and and behavior."
North Korea threatened in early March to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. and South Korea and has made a series of other threats since then..
Kerry said the parties need to work privately at "the highest levels of government" in order to bring about a peaceful resolution to the situation.
"Hopefully North Korea will hear our words and recognize that for the future of its people and for the future of stability in the region … there is a clear course of action they're invited to take, and they will find in us ready partners," he said.
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