• Kyodo


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for ratcheting up international pressure on North Korea in light of escalating provocations by Pyongyang, which include threats of military action.

“The most important thing is to strengthen pressure and economic sanctions on North Korea and get it to rethink its policy,” Abe said while appearing on a Nippon Television Network Corp. program, ruling out dialogue with North Korea for the time being.

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