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    Japan, S Korea, US Agree to Exchange Info Amid N Korea's Nuclear Test

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    Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and his South Korea's counterpart Han Min-goo agreed on Friday to strengthen cooperation and information exchange between Tokyo, Seoul and Washington to develop retaliatory measures against North Korea following Pyongyang's nuclear test.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — "Defense Ministers Han Min-goo and Gen Nakatani during a telephone conversation agreed on information exchange between Japan, South Korea and the United States, and to work closely on the situation concerning North Korea," the South Korean Defense Ministry said in a press release.

    Japan's defense minister also warned that North Korea's nuclear test is in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

    On Wednesday, Pyongyang announced it had successfully carried out the first test of a hydrogen bomb. The international community has condemned the test as provocative, and undermining stability in the region.

    The UN resolutions 1718 and 1814 urge Pyongyang to refrain from nuclear tests and reengage in talks on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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    South Korea, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), hydrogen bomb, nuclear tests, Han Min-goo, Gen Nakatani, Japan, United States
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