Japan's PM 'considering' talks with Pyongyang - reports

Politics 3/13/2018, 4:17 PM
Japan's PM 'considering' talks with Pyongyang - reports

The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is "considering" talks with the Noth Korean leader Kim Jong-un, local media reported citing a government official. Besides the curtailment of the nuclear arms development, Tokyo's priority in the talks would be the return of 13 Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime in the 1970s and 1980s.

So far, Abe has advocated for a firm approach to the North's regime, calling the ongoing nuclear missile crisis the biggest security threat to the island country since the World War Two. Abe was a part of the delegation that paid an official visit to Pyongyang in 2004, when then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi met with the long-time leader of the communist country Kim Jong-il.

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