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Japan will 'never tolerate' North Korea's 'provocative' acts: Shinzo Abe

Japan was jolted awake in the early hours by an alert saying North Korea had fired a missile over its northern island of Hokkaido, the second such launch in less than a month

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Shinzo Abe on North Korea missile launch over Japan
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that Japan would "never tolerate" what he called North Korea's "dangerous provocative action that threatens world peace" following a missile launch over his country.

"We can never tolerate that trampled on the community's strong, united resolve toward peace that has been shown in UN resolutions and went ahead again with this outrageous act," Abe told reporters.


"If continues to walk down this path, it has no bright future. We must make understand this," he added.

Japan was jolted awake in the early hours by an alert saying had fired a missile over its northern island of Hokkaido, the second such launch in less than a month.

Abe called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and stressed: "Now is the time for the community to be united.

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 08:37 IST
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