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Shinzo Abe fears US-North Korea talks will omit Japan security concerns

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is worried that security threats to Japan, including short- and medium-range missiles, may not be discussed at a U.S.-North Korea summit.

Published: 28th March 2018 04:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 04:22 PM   |  A+A-

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Photo | AP)

By PTI

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is worried that security threats to Japan, including short-and-medium-range missiles, may not be discussed at a U.S.-North Korea summit.

Abe told parliament today he is worried President Donald Trump will focus on intercontinental ballistic missiles and forget shorter-range missiles that threaten Japan but not America.

Abe made the remark after surprise talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Meetings between Kim and the presidents of South Korea and the US are also being planned, sidelining Abe.

Abe said he wants to remind Trump of his concerns during an expected trip to the US next month.

He also said Trump should seek North Korea's full nuclear and missile abandonment, not just a nuclear test ban.



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