• Kyodo


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that during his trip to the United States next week ahead of the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit he will ask President Donald Trump to seek the elimination of all North Korean missiles that could reach Japan.

Getting rid of only intercontinental ballistic missiles, which North Korea says can reach the U.S. mainland, “has no meaning for Japan, so I want to tell the president that (North Korea) should also abandon short- and intermediate-range missiles that put Japan within range,” Abe said during a Diet committee session.

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