World leaders share 'unprecedented sense of crisis' over North Korea, Abe says

World leaders share 'unprecedented sense of crisis' over North Korea, Abe says

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte threw his support behind Japan's call to increase pressure on North Korea and cautioned President Kim Jong-un not to threaten the world with his nuclear missiles.

"The possibility can not be ruled out that a military attack would kill Japanese abductees, given that President Trump has threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea", the official said.

We've got the same values and the same focus in ensruing that the North Korean regimen comes to its senses and stops its reckless provocation and threats of conflict in our region, ' he said.

"I can assure you that in the matter of the interest of your country and mine, we are supporting you against what North Korea is doing", Duterte told Japanese Minister during their bilateral meeting.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed a "fresh start" to the relationship between the countries after a meeting that saw them agree to work more closely on North Korea.

In September 2002, Abe accompanied then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to North Korea as a deputy chief Cabinet secretary and asked him to take a hardline stance toward the country, which helped draw words of apology for the abductions from the country's then leader, Kim Jong Il. "It is bad. It puts a strain on everybody, not only in Japan but all over the world", Duterte said.

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In September, the United Nations Security Council issued new sanctions against North Korea to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missiles tests.

"That is why we are persuading him, maybe pleading with him to stop the aggressive posture. The Philippines is about too far but, you know, nobody will save us from a holocaust if it happens", he said.

Earlier, North Korea threatened to launch missile strikes toward Guam, where a USA military base is situated.

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang agreed, saying APT cooperation enabled Asian countries to jointly respond to the aid of the region when it was hit by a financial crisis.

Abe is in the country to participate in 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, related summits, and the East Asia Summit (EAS).

In May 2014, Japan and North Korea reached an accord in Stockholm on principles for negotiations toward the settlement of their outstanding issues, including the abduction problem.

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