Tokyo: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Tokyo for Pyongyang on Sunday after pledging that the US will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.Also Read - Japan Holding State Funeral for Ex-leader Shinzo Abe Amid Tensions

On the eve of his fourth visit to North Korea, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saturday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Also Read - Hurricane Ian Nears Cuba On Path To Strike Florida As Category 4

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Japan has been wary of Trump’s initiative, fearing it could affect its long-standing security relationship with the US.

Pompeo said it was important to hear from the Japanese leader “so we have a fully coordinated and unified view”.