Washington:  Led by President Barack Obama, top US officials have reached out to key global leaders, including Japan, China, Russia and South Korea for stability of Korean Peninsula following the death of North Korea leader, Kim Jong-Il.

Obama himself called the South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak, Monday night during which he reaffirmed the US' commitment to the stability of the Korean Peninsula.

White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney said the US was in touch with Russia and China on this issue.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department, during which the developments in N Korea dominated the proceedings.

"Today, the foreign minister and I discussed the evolving situation on the Korean Peninsula in light of the reports from North Korea's state-owned media on the death of Kim Jong Il.

"We both share a common interest in a peaceful and stable transition in North Korea, as well as in ensuring regional peace and stability," Clinton told reporters on the sidelines of the meeting.

Japanese Foreign Minister said that it was important to make sure that the latest events would not negatively affect the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

"For this purpose, we affirmed to closely monitor the situations concerned and to coordinate closely with each other by sharing information between Japan and the US, and among Japan, the US and the Republic of Korea," Gemba said.

Clinton also said that the US was in close touch with its partners in the six-party talks on Tuesday.

(Agencies)