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Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Phone Call with Japan’s Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera

June 14, 2018

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis spoke with his Japanese counterpart, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera today from the Pentagon to discuss the results of the U.S.-North Korea Summit. 

The United States reaffirmed its ironclad defense commitments to Japan and its determination to maintain the readiness of its forces in the region. The two pledged to continue working closely together towards regional peace and stability.