US, Japan and South Korea agrees to a new security pledge

The United States (US), Japan and South Korea have agreed to a new security pledge committing the three countries to consult with each other in the event of a security crisis or threat in the Pacific.

The agreement is one of several joint efforts that the leaders are expected to announce as the three countries look to tighten security and economic ties amid increasing concerns about North Korea’s persistent nuclear threats and China’s provocations in the Pacific.

Under the pledge, the three countries agree to consult, share information, and align their messaging with each other in the face of a threat or crisis.