In a meeting on Friday, President Donald Trump agrees with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, that they have to expand sanctions against North Korea.
The country is out of control and has been continuing to develop nuclear weapons as well as ballistic missiles according to a report by the White House.
In the past year, North Korea has carried out repeated missile tests, which has caused a lot of turbulence with their relationship with other countries worldwide.
They have developed policies which will push touch economic sanctions that are an attempt to dismantle its weapons program.
Japan and the United States will further strengthen their alliance over this bond over a common enemy.
They will work together to deter and defend against any threats that North Korea would make using their new weapons program.
Trump has said he will prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile, a capability experts say Pyongyang could have some time after 2020. “It is very much on our minds…It’s a big problem, it’s a world problem and it will be solved. At some point it will be solved. You can bet on that,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside Abe. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this month called on countries all over the world to implement existing U.N. sanctions on North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, adding that the U.S. administration would be willing to use secondary sanctions to target foreign companies that continue to do business with Pyongyang.