Japan says ‘can never tolerate’ North Korea provocations

North Korea's provocative actions, including this time,are obviously provocative to the region including Japan as well as to the security of the international community,"Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief government spokesman, told reporters.

By: AFP | Tokyo | Published:August 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Japan can never tolerate, North Korea provocations, finalise launch missiles, World news, Indian express news Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory, though Suga declined to disclose details about its strategy this time. (Source: File Photo)

The Japanese government said on Thursday it”can never tolerate” provocations from North Korea after the country’s military said it was finalising a plan to launch missiles towards Guam that would fly over Japan. “North Korea’s provocative actions, including this time,are obviously provocative to the region including Japan as well as to the security of the international community,”Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief government spokesman, told reporters.

“We can never tolerate this.” Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory, though Suga declined to disclose details about its strategy this time. But the Self-Defense Forces, the country’s military, will”take necessary measures”, he said. “It’s very important to maintain US deterrent power as the security situation in the region is extremely severe,” he added. “President Trump has said all options are on the table and the government welcomes that policy.”

He said Japan and the US are “closely consulting with each other” and will hold a meeting of their foreign and defence ministers on August 17.

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    asit guin
    Aug 10, 2017 at 7:04 pm
    World is at a dangerous crossroads. US are seeking a pretext to wage war on North Korea. History of 1950s Korean War confirms that extensive war crimes were committed against Korean people. As confirmed by statement of US General Curtis Lemay: Over a period of three years or so we killed 20 percent of population. North Korea lost close to 30 percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in 1950s. US military sources confirmed 20 percent, after destroying North Korea’s 78 cities and thousands of her villages. Perhaps an unprecedented of mortality suffered by one nation due to belligerence of another During World War two, UK lost 0.94 percent of its population, France lost 1.35 percent, China lost 1.89 percent and the US lost 0.32 percent. During Korean War, North Korea lost close to 30 percent of its population.
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