Don’t set foot here! North Korea to Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a past event. [Photo/ Financial Times].

Don’t set foot here! North Korea to Japan

North Korea has lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling him an “idiot and villain” in a direct corrosive reaction to his criticism of a North Korean weapons test. This took place during a media commentary heavily punctuated with insults and that left Abe with a strict caveat to ‘never even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang’.


This follows Abe’s condemnation of North Korea’s launch of what it called ‘super-large multiple rocket’ on the 31st day of October. During the address, Abe had expressed interest in meeting the North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in an attempt to resolve issues potentially threatening world order.


The backlash by North’s KCNA state news agency however dealt a blow to the efforts initiated to address the welfare of abducted Japanese citizens held hostage in North Korea.


North Korea had in 2002 released a statement admitting that its agents had kidnapped 13 Japanese citizens during the period between 1960 and 1980 and since then efforts have been top gear to try and repatriate them.

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