Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Trump and Abe Discussed The Issue Of North Korean Missile Launch
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday discussed the issue of North Korea's launch of ballistic missiles, which Washington and Tokyo to pay for an emergency meeting of the Security Council request, according to a US official she said.
The official, who requested anonymity, told AFP that Trump and Abe, who met two weeks ago in the United States, discussed the issue during a telephone conversation.
Pyongyang announced that the missile test was trained to strike US military bases in Japan.
The long talks, Abe told reporters that "Japan and the United States confirmed that the North Korean missile launch is a clear violation of Security Council resolutions and a clear challenge to the regional and international community," speaking of a "new phase" in the northern threat.
Japanese Prime Minister added that "President Trump said the United States was 100 percent with Japan and asked me to convey his remarks to the Japanese people," referring to the desire to maintain cooperation with Washington and Seoul.
Later, the US president stressed the "firm commitment" to the United States to the security of Japan and South Korea, according to a statement issued by the White House.
The statement said that "President Trump reiterated the firm commitment of the United States as well as Japan and South Korea, in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea."
He added that Trump "stressed that his administration takes measures to improve its ability to defend and counter North Korean ballistic missiles, through the use of all military capabilities of the United States."
North Korean Central News Agency announced that the launch of four missiles conducted by Pyongyang on Monday the process, they were trained to hit US bases in Japan.
The agency said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally supervised the operation and is initiating.
She pointed out that ever operation carried out by military units "expensive hit the bases of US imperialist aggressor forces in Japan in the case of emergency."
The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Wednesday in this regard, at the request of Washington and Tokyo.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres condemned the rocket fire, saying that "similar acts in violation of Security Council resolutions and seriously undermine regional peace and stability."