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Shinzo Abe: Japan to Take Concrete Actions With US to Suppress North Korea

© AP Photo / Shizuo KambayashiJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - Sputnik International
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said following the latest missile test by North Korea that Japan will join forces with the United States to supprees Pyongyang.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017 - Sputnik International
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TOKYO(Sputnik) — Japan will take concrete actions jointly with the United States in order to respond to North Korea’s repeated provocations as the latter has fired a missile earlier in the day, which fell in Japan’s exclusive economic zone,  Abe said Monday.

Earlier in day, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that Tokyo expresses strong protest to Pyongyang as the latter has fired a missile from the North Korean city of Wonsan on Monday’s morning at 05:40 am local time (21:10 GMT on Sunday). The official said that the missile launch is a violation of UN Security Council’s resolutions.

“North Korea ignores numerous warning of global community, continuing to do provocative actions. It is unacceptable. As it was said at the G7 summit, the North Korean problem is one of the most crucial in the world. In order to suppress North Korea we will take actions jointly with the United States. We will also cooperate with the global community and we will do everything to ensure security for the nation,” Abe told reporters.

Tensions around North Korea's activities with both nuclear and non-nuclear weapons have drastically escalated in recent months, after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches in violation of the UN Security Council's resolutions.

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