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Press Occasion on North Korea’s Missile Launch

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press occasion

Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press occasion

  • Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press occasion

[Provisional Translation]

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press occasion at the Prime Minister's Office.
In regard to North Korea's missile launch, the Prime Minister said,

"Despite the strong warnings of the international community, North Korea has once again conducted a ballistic missile launch within one week. This is an act of provocation against the world that flies in the face of the efforts of the international community to achieve a peaceful resolution. The G7 Summit is scheduled to take place this week. We intend to thoroughly discuss the North Korea issue as one of the core issues. I would like the G7 to send out a clear message about this issue. It is of course important that we work together with the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States, but it is also important that we work together with China and Russia. We will respond firmly, while working in unity with the United States, the ROK, as well as China, and Russia, and also collaborating with the international community."

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