Washington [US], October 5 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Tuesday (native time) spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and collectively condemned North Korea’s take a look at firing of a ballistic missile that overflew Japan.
“The leaders jointly condemned the DPRK’s missile test in the strongest terms, recognizing the launch as a danger to the Japanese people, destabilizing to the region, and a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions,” a White House assertion learn.
North Korea on Tuesday carried out its longest-ever weapons take a look at, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that flew over Japan, after which Tokyo urged residents to evacuate to shelters.
According to Kyodo News, early Tuesday, the federal government issued an alert urging residents in Japan’s northernmost major island of Hokkaido and the nation’s northeastern prefecture of Aomori to remain inside buildings.
The White House mentioned that each Biden and Kishida confirmed that they might proceed to intently coordinate their instant and longer-term response bilaterally, trilaterally with the Republic of Korea, and with the worldwide group.
“They confirmed they would continue to closely coordinate their immediate and longer-term response bilaterally, trilaterally with the Republic of Korea, and with the international community. The leaders discussed the importance of immediate return and resolution of the cases of Japanese citizens abducted by the DPRK and resolved to continue every effort to limit the DPRK’s ability to support its unlawful ballistic missile and weapons of mass destruction programs,” the assertion added.
Tuesday’s missile launch was the primary such missile launch in years, prompting a warning for residents to take cowl in northern Japan.
Last week, North Korea fired missiles in an obvious protest towards joint naval drills involving the United States and South Korea. Under the Kim Jong-un regime, North Korea this 12 months has examined a report variety of missiles because it expands its weapons arsenal. (ANI)