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Japanese PM Abe says North Korean missile launch a grave threat to Japan
April 29, 2017 / 9:10 AM / 4 months ago

Japanese PM Abe says North Korean missile launch a grave threat to Japan

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - North Korea's decision to test-fire a ballistic missile represents a grave threat to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in London on Saturday.

North Korea test-fired a missile shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic consequences".

"Despite strong warnings by the international community, North Korea today went through its ballistic missile launch. It is a grave threat to our country. This is absolutely not acceptable. We strongly condemn such acts," Abe told reporters in London. (Reporting by William James and Alistair Smout, editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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