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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s special adviser on national security, Yuriko Koike, called Wednesday for a cautious approach toward North Korea’s nuclear threat while welcoming Pyongyang’s recent announcement that it will return to the stalled six-nation talks on ending that threat.

Koike shared the view with Nigel Sheinwald, a foreign policy adviser for British Prime Minister Tony Blair, during their meeting in London, she told reporters later.

Koike said Japan welcomes North Korea’s return to the six-party talks, but also added it is necessary to cautiously deal with North Korea while looking at the contents of future negotiations.

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