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North Korea nuke threat 'critical, imminent,' Japan warns US, South Korea

We have to take calibrated and different responses to meet with that level of threat, Japanese Defence Minister said

Reuters  |  Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines 

The threat from North Korea has grown to a “critical and imminent level” and the United States, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told his US and South Korean counterparts in talks on Monday. Onodera’s remarks underscored the deep concern in Tokyo after North Korean weapons tests, including test firing missiles over Japan, as Pyongyang seeks to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States. His comments broke from more measured language on Monday by US Defense Secretary Jim ...

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First Published: Tue, October 24 2017. 07:55 IST