Japan, India to deal with North Korea jointly: Shinzo Abe

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Displaying strategic convergence, India and Japan on Thursday asked North Korea to shut down its nuclear and missile programmes. Both sides also hinted at Pakistan’s past involvement with North Korean nuclear and missile programmes and sought accountability of “all parties” who helped Pyongyang acquire nuclear technology even as Japan promised to help India deal with cross-border terrorism.

“Japan and India will take firm steps against the challenges that have emanated from North Korea. We will force North Korea to roll back its recent aggressive moves. This is a message that I send out along with Prime Minister [Narendra Modi],” said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, elaborating Japanese concerns about the recent test of a hydrogen bomb by Pyongyang, which also fired a long-range missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on August 29…

Read more : The Hindu, 14.09.2017