North Korea’s Nuclear threat now at ‘critical and imminent level’, says Japan

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The threat from North Korea’s developing nuclear and conventional weapons programme has reached a “critical and imminent level”, Japan’s defence minister has claimed.

Speaking in the Philippines, in the company of his US and South Korean counterparts, Itsunori Onodera said it was essential those countries concerned about the threat acted to confront it.

“The threat posed by North Korea has grown to the unprecedented, critical and imminent level,” he said.