Prime minister says both leaders condemn North Korea’s ‘reckless conduct’ and favour ‘enforcement of strong economic sanctions’

Malcolm Turnbull has said he is “of one mind” with Donald Trump’s condemnation of North Korea’s reckless conduct, after a “very warm” 30-minute phone conversation with the US president on Wednesday morning.

Turnbull told a media conference in Canberra the best avenue to avert conflict remained “enforcement of strong economic sanctions” but refused to comment on what other steps Trump might be contemplating to tackle Kim Jong-un’s regime.

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