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Trump calls Japan a ‘crucial ally’ as North Korean threat emerges

International Desk
Published on : 05 November 2017, 12:41 PM
Trump calls Japan a ‘crucial ally’ as North Korean threat emerges Trump calls Japan `crucial ally` as he kicks off Asia trip


President Donald Trump has endorsed Japan as a "crucial ally" and warned adversaries not to underestimate America`s resolve as he opened a grueling and first significant trip to Asia. He arrived in Japan on Sunday.

Trump arrived at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo and was welcomed by cheering service members. Trump then wore a bomber jacket for a speech in which he lauded American firepower and the alliance between the United States and Japan.

"Japan is a treasured partner and crucial ally of the United States and today we thank them for welcoming us and for decades of an excellent bond between our two nations," he said, speaking in front of an American flag inside an airplane hangar.

U.S. President Donald Trump instigated his robust eloquence against North Korea when he landed in Japan on Sunday, saying that the US is always collaborating with its allies to defend freedom.

The US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been involved in an escalating war of words, with Trump frequently calling Kim Jong Un as "Little Rocket Man" and warning in a recent speech to "totally destroy" North Korea, if necessary.


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