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Main points of speeches by DM Onodera, Sec. Mattis at Shangri-la Dialogue, June 2

  • Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera called for maintaining maximum pressure on North Korea, stressing that rewards must not be given just for engaging in dialogue


  • Onodera voiced his expectations on the U.S.-DPRK summit


  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis did not rule out the possibility of reductions in U.S. Forces Korea in the future but indicated that this will not be discussed at the U.S.-DPRK summit


  • Mattis criticized China by name regarding the South China Sea issues.
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