Praising US President Donald Trump’s tough stance against the Kim Jong Un regime, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the threat coming from North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme is entering a new stage.
According to Abe, for the past some years, during the time of the Obama administration, the international community had increased the pressure. However, North Korea never stopped its ambition of nuclear development.
“From the beginning of the Kim Jong Un regime, since last one year alone, they have launched more than 20 ballistic missiles which is more than the total number of ballistic missiles launched during the Kim Jong il regime,” Abe told CNBC in an interview.
“It is indeed very clear that the threat coming from North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme is now entering into a new stage. That is my recognition,” he said.