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President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he arrives at the White House on February 10, 2017. They will meet again next week in Florida (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

ANALYSIS | When President Donald Trump huddles next week with Shinzo Abe, the summit will mostly cover issues that have irritated the Japanese prime minister.

North Korea and trade relations likely will dominate the leaders’ talks at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago resort that will span three days next week. Trump and Abe will compare notes on the North’s nuclear weapons and long-range missile programs, and the U.S. president’s planned one-on-one summit with Kim Jong Un. They also, however, will have to cover a number of prickly issues related to Trump’s trade policies and Abe’s worries that his country is drifting out of America’s economic orbit.

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Watch: Trump's Threat to North Korea in UN Address

President Donald Trump said in an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that if the United States has to defend itself or its allies against Kim Jong Un’s regime, the U.S. “will have no choice but to destroy North Korea.”

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Obama on North Korea's Nuclear Aims: 'Big Worry'
Kim's official media agency calls Obama a 'nuclear war lunatic'

File footage of North Korean missiles in April. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama on Thursday warned that North Korea’s young leader is hell bent on developing a nuclear weapon , even as that country criticized his planned Friday visit to a site where the United States once dropped an atomic bomb.  

Obama called the mostly isolated country’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon a "big worry for all of us," even while saying U.S. officials believe “they’re not at a point right now that they can effectively hit U.S. targets.”  

Clinton: Trump's North Korea Plan Shows He's 'Ill-Prepared'
Presumptive GOP nominee says he'd talk to North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump said he would be willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, which would be a drastic shift in U.S. foreign policy. (KCNA/AFP/Getty Images file photo)

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continues to keep one eye on her expected general election foe, saying Wednesday that Donald Trump ’s willingness to talk to North Korean leaders shows he is “ill-prepared” to be president.  

Clinton was reacting to this comment the presumptive GOP nominee made about Kim Jong Un in an interview with Reuters : "I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him.”