President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plan to meet in advance of the "expected meeting" between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two last met at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate last month where they discussed continuing the international campaign to apply "maximum pressure" on the North Korean regime in the hopes of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. It was during that visit that Abe noted North Korea's history of empty promises, stressing the need to continue pressure on the North Koreans despite their willingness to come to the table for talks.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.