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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Comment after the Launch of Missile by North Korea at the Prime Minister's Office

Sunday, February 7, 2016

[Provisional translation]

Reporter:  What is your understanding of the current situation and what response will you take?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:  North Korea has conducted a missile launch despite repeated urging by the Government of Japan as well as the international community to exercise self-restraint.  This is totally unacceptable. 

Today’s missile launch, which follows a recent nuclear test, is a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolutions.  We will resolutely take measures, acting in cooperation with the international community.  We also intend to take all possible measures to ensure the safety and the peace of mind of the Japanese people.


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