Japan PM calls North Korea threat 'substantially more serious' than in past

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Shinzo Abe calls on UN to step up action to thwart Pyongyang’s plans, as the country has launched 21 ballistic missles and conducted two nuclear tests in 2016

The threat posed by North Korea after its multiple missile and nuclear tests this year is “substantially more serious” than it was in the past and demands an “entirely distinct” response, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.

In an address to the annual United Nations general assembly, Abe said the world needed to thwart North Korea’s plans and it was time for the UN security council to “indicate an unmistakable attitude to this threat”.

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