The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe called the latest missile launch by North Korea «absolutely unacceptable» and the President of the United States Donald trump reassured the Japanese one hundred percent support.
About it reports AP.
Abe and trump issued a joint statement tonight after the announcement of the launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea, which became the first such test this year.
In the estate of trump Abe read a brief statement in which he urged the DPRK to comply fully with the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.
According to him, trump assured him of the support of the US and that his presence proves his determination.
Trump spoke after Abe with even fewer words.
«I just want everyone to understand, and fully knew that the United States supports Japan, its ally, 100 percent,» he said.
Earlier, the South Korean military reported that at 7:55 local time in the Northern province’s was the launch of ballistic missiles. This launch was the first after Donald trump became President of the United States.
As reported, on 8 January, North Korea said it was ready to test an Intercontinental ballistic missile at any time and in any place.
On 9 January, the then U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter said the United States is prepared to shoot down a missile North Korea in the event of a launch or test.
In February, the current Minister of defense James Mattis has warned that any use of nuclear weapons by North Korea against the United States or its allies will lead to effective and devastating response.
Last year, North Korea carried out eight attempts of the test launch of a ballistic medium-range missiles, only one run was successful.
We will remind, in the autumn of 2016 the UN security Council imposed new sanctions against North Korea.
The US President and Prime Minister of Japan has condemned a rocket launch by the DPRK 12.02.2017