Japan on Monday said North Korea’s missile tests are an “imminent threat” to them, adding that talking with them was meaningless.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, made the statement.
It was gathered that the country’s upper legislative house had unanimously adopted a resolution voicing out North’s firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed into the sea inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone last week.
The lawmakers said Pyongyang’s action signals “an unprecedented, significant and imminent threat against the safety of the region, including Japan.
They further said, “This is a frontal challenge against the international community that must not be tolerated,” added the resolution.
And according to Abe, Japan will pile up more pressure on the North until it makes its missile and nuclear technology in a “verifiable” and “irreversible” fashion.
“In order to press North Korea into changing its policies, we shall take a resolute attitude in our diplomacy,” he told the upper house,” Abe said.
“Dialogue for the sake of dialogue is meaningless.”
The US had last week called on other UN members to cut ties with Korea so as to squeeze the secretive regime.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are high after last Wednesday’s missile launch.