NHK reported online on remarks made to the press this morning by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga concerning North Korea. In response to a statement released by six European nations at the UN Security Council condemning Pyongyang’s recent SLBM launch, the North Korean Foreign Ministry issued a statement indicating its intention to resume ICBM and nuclear testing. While refraining from commenting on the DPRK’s intentions, Suga said it is important that the agreement reached between the United States and the DPRK at their summit in June 2018, including Pyongyang’s commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, be implemented completely and swiftly. Suga also commented on the recent trilateral talks held between the United States, Japan, and the ROK by saying that Japan has received a detailed briefing from the United States on its denuclearization talks with the DPRK. He further stated that Washington, Tokyo, and Seoul discussed the current situation surrounding North Korea and closely coordinated their policies toward Pyongyang.