“South Korea, the United States and Japan will continue to work closely together to respond to additional Security Council responses.”
The Japanese Foreign Ministry announced that the US and Japanese foreign ministers share the view that the passage of a North Korean ballistic missile through the Japanese archipelago on the 4th is a “serious and imminent threat” to Japan.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln and Japanese Foreign Minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, had a 10-minute telephone conversation starting at 11:15 in the morning on the same day.
The two ministers strongly condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile launch over Japan for the first time in five years, calling it “a grave and imminent threat to Japan’s security and a clear and serious challenge to the international community.”
“The two ministers confirmed that the ROK, the United States, and South Korea and Japan will continue to work closely together on additional responses by the Security Council for the complete denuclearization of North Korea in accordance with the Security Council resolution of the United Nations,” said the Foreigner. Ministry added.