Trump says he'll meet Putin to talk North Korea

Japan lines up his shot during the 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament held at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai China Friday Oct. 27 2017

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"We'll be talking about obviously North Korea". But in Japan, where grieving relatives of the abducted have become a symbol of heartbreak on the scale of American POW families, the government insists almost 50 people were taken - and believes some may be alive.

A top aide said the president intends to tell Asian leaders the world is "running out of time" in dealing with the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula. But Trump also has begun highlighting the plight of the North Koreans. "And I hope it all works out for everybody".

U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, second from left, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, left, speaks to members of the media before having a dinner at Ginza Ukai Tei restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Tokyo.

According to the Washington Post, Pentagon officials have warned that the only way to locate and secure North Korea's nuclear weapons sites would be via a ground invasion.

Each service member embodies the warrior creed, Trump said, adding their devotion, prowess and expertise comprise the US military as the fiercest fighting force in world history.

Trump will seek a united front with the leaders of Japan and South Korea against North Korea before visiting Beijing to make the case to Chinese President Xi Jinping that he should do more to rein in Pyongyang.

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Feinstein said she was pleased that America's top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, was on the Asia trip.

Abe spoke to reporters after he and Trump had lunch and played golf Sunday.

Mr. Trump, who is on a 12-day trip, is to speak to USA and Japanese forces at Yokota air base shortly after arriving in Japan on Sunday and looked to stress the importance of the alliance to regional security.

Meanwhile, North Korea ruled out talks and threatened to increase its nuclear arsenal in a fresh warning to Mr. Trump's administration on Saturday. Only a few days after the election, he was the first foreign leader to fly to NY to talk with Trump.

"Our relationship is really extraordinary".

Speaking to hundreds of cheering USA and Japanese troops at Yokota Air Base, just west of Tokyo, Mr Trump said: "No dictator, no regime, no nation should ever underestimate American resolve".

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"I think it's expected we'll meet with Putin, yeah".

Abe told reporters after the golf session that the two could talk frankly in a relaxed atmosphere while out on the course.

Abe said he and Trump were able to "carry out in depth discussion, at times touching on various hard issues". He presented a hat that had a version of Trump's campaign theme, this time reading "Donald and Shinzo: Make Alliance Even Greater".

The two then shared a meal of American beef, passing up the region's famous Kobe beef. The president said that "no dictator" should underestimate his country's resolve as he addressed a gathering of American and Japanese troops on the first leg of his Asia tour.

Asked whether he was anxious that North Korea's Kim Jong Un would use the president's visit to the region to demonstrate another missile test, Trump said: "We'll soon find out. And there's been 25 years of total weakness, and so we're taking a very much different approach", he said.

Japan is the first stop on the president's Asian tour, which will take him to South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

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During his campaign, Trump suggested Japan should acquire its own nuclear weapons to defend itself, hinted the USA might not come to the nation's defence, and accused Japan of "killing us" on trade.

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