Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tells UN that the time for talk is over on North Korea


North Korea is “a threat to all humanity” that requires a major escalation of international sanctions and perhaps military action to bring the regime to heel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday

“What is necessary is action,” Abe said at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. “Whether or not we can put an end to the provocations by North Korea is dependent on the solidarity of the international community. There is not much time left.”

North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan in recent weeks, in addition to test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile and detonating a massive nuclear bomb. Abe endorsed President Trump’s vow to carry out a military attack if necessary while downplaying the efficacy of “dialogue” with the regime. Instead, he called for a major escalation of international sanctions.

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