- Title: Japan PM urges UN to show strong determination to curb North Korea
- Date: 3rd September 2017
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, TARO KONO, AND U.S. AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN, WILLIAM HAGERTY, SEATED FOR A TALK (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN, WILLIAM HAGERTY, SAYING: "No action undertaken by the North Korean will in any way deter our commitment to the safety and security of Japan and this region." TALKS IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, TARO KONO, SAYING: "Japan appreciates the United States' commitment to the nuclear deterrence in this region." TALKS IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 17th September 2017 11:11
- Keywords: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty North Korea nuclear test
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0026X1JQ6F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the United Nation on Sunday (September 3) to display a strong will in order to curb North Korea which conducted a nuclear test earlier in the day.
Abe also said Japan would take decisive action against North Korea in cooperation with the international community, raising the prospect of further sanctions on North Korea.
Meanwhile, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono met the U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty to reaffirm security ties and the readiness of the allied forces.
Hagerty, who took up the post in August, said the U.S. commitment to the safety and security of Japan and the East Asia region is unshaken by Pyongyang's provocation.
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