October 27, 2021

Japan voices ‘deep concern’ about North Korean nukes at nonproliferation meeting

South Korea requested support for its diplomatic efforts with Pyongyang at gathering of officials from 16 countries

Japan expressed “deep concern” about North Korea’s nuclear weapons at a ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament on Monday, urging countries to fully implement international sanctions against Pyongyang.

State Minister on Foreign Affairs Washio Eiichiro made the remarks at the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament in Madrid, which he attended virtually. Top officials from 16 countries — including South Korea, Germany and Sweden — joined the event both in-person and remotely.