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Abe mentions possibility of DPRK possessing missiles equipped with sarin

  • April 14, 2017
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All papers took up remarks made at the Diet on Thursday by Prime Minister Abe, who commented on North Korea’s relentless pursuit of ballistic missile capabilities by saying: “There is a possibility that the DPRK has already acquired the potential to deliver ballistic missiles fitted with warheads containing sarin.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told the press on the same day that Pyongyang appears to have several facilities that can assemble and stockpile a considerable amount of chemical weapons.


In a related front-page story, Nikkei said the GOJ convened an NSC meeting yesterday, during which Prime Minister Abe and other cabinet ministers discussed the North Korean situation. According to several sources, they exchanged views on contingency scenarios, focusing on how to protect and evacuate Japanese citizens from South Korea and deal with North Korean refugees.  

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