The leaders from the United States, Japan and South Korea will discuss on Wednesday ways to increase economic pressure on North Korea in the face of its continuing missile provocations, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said.

U.S. President Joe Biden will speak with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on the sidelines of a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Madrid. It will be the first such meeting between the three countries' leaders since September 2017.

Combined photo shows (from L) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden. (Kyodo)

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