Japan on Tuesday strongly urged North Korea to refrain from provocations following a string of missile launches and threats from Pyongyang of nuclear retaliation in response to US-South Korean military drills.
Japanese senior official Kiyoshi Odawara told a UN Security Council debate on non-proliferation that North Korea’s missiles launches, the most recent of which reached Japanese-controlled waters, were “blatant violations” of UN resolutions.
“Japan strongly urges North Korea to refrain from further provocations and to comply faithfully and fully with the relevant Security Council resolutions,” said Odawara, Japan’s parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs.
North Korea on Monday threatened a pre-emptive military strike as South Korea and the United States kicked off large-scale annual military exercises. Read More