April 21, 2021

North Korean missile tests “serious challenge” to international community: Japan

PM spokesperson declines to comment on DPRK’s apparent missile strike threat against Japan

North Korea’s latest missile launch last week is part of a pattern of frequent testing this year that poses a “serious challenge” to Japan and the international community, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said in a press briefing Monday.

Noting the DPRK has launched “over 20 missiles” in 2019 alone, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide stated that the tests “also violate the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council,” reiterating Japan’s longstanding position on the matter.