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Japan objects to US N Korea move

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posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 08:44 PM

Japan has criticised as "extremely regrettable" Washington's decision to remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Japan opposed the move because it first wanted North Korea to provide more information about Japanese citizens it abducted in the 1970s and 1980s.

bbc news

posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 09:00 PM
Japan's diplomacy put to test on N Korea

Monday October 13th, 2008

With North Korea being checked off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, Japan will be forced to be more proactive itself in seeking to resolve the emotive issue of Pyongyang’s past abductions, as Tokyo can no longer depend on its closest ally the United States and faces raised hurdles in pressing its case at the six-party nuclear talks.

Japanese leaders reacted calmly Sunday to the delisting, with Prime Minister Taro Aso dismissing concerns that it would be a ‘‘loss of leverage’’ in resolving the abduction issue and showed some acceptance to the U.S. decision by saying ‘‘it’s one way’’ to get things moving.

[edit on 10/12/2008 by BindareDundat]

posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 09:05 PM
Hey BTDT...

Another thread has been started along with yours...

My opinion is that we may be trying to "improve" our image via cutting NK a break...

I do not think this is the right move, as it may alienate us from the community we are relying on to remedy this issue...

[edit on 10/12/2008 by chapter29]


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