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World N. Korea blasts Japan's Abe, warns of 'real ballistic missile'

13:57  30 november  2019
13:57  30 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Defying U.S. pressure, South Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan

  Defying U.S. pressure, South Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan Defying U.S. pressure, South Korea to end intelligence pact with JapanSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is set to let lapse an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Saturday amid a bitter feud over history and trade, defying mounting U.S. pressure to maintain a key element of their trilateral security cooperation.

North Korea ' s state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "imbecile and political dwarf" for calling Pyongyang' s latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher a ballistic missile launch and warned he may see a real one in the near future. North Korea fired two

North Korea warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he could soon see a " real ballistic missile " while excoriating him as the "most stupid man ever known in history". The colourful condemnation comes two days after the isolated state tested what it called a "super-large multiple

North Korea on Saturday warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he could soon see a "real ballistic missile" while excoriating him as the "most stupid man ever known in history".

a stack of pancakes on a track with smoke coming out of it: North Korea has described the system tested on Thursday as a 'super-large multiple launch rocket system'© KCNA North Korea has described the system tested on Thursday as a 'super-large multiple launch rocket system'

The colourful condemnation comes two days after the isolated state tested what it called a "super-large multiple launch rocket system", with South Korea reporting that two projectiles came down in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea.

In the wake of the launch, which was supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Abe termed the fired weapons "ballistic missiles" that violated UN resolutions.

South Korea Stays in Intelligence-Sharing Pact With Japan, For Now

  South Korea Stays in Intelligence-Sharing Pact With Japan, For Now South Korea will remain in an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, according to a person familiar with the matter, reversing a decision to pull out and easing pressure on a three-way security alliance with the U.S.The decision, announced six hours before the agreement was due to expire, marks a cooling off from a bitter series of disputes over trade, history and security that have seen ties between the Asian neighbors spiral downward to a near-complete diplomatic breakdown.

North Korea ' s state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "imbecile and political dwarf" for calling Pyongyang' s latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher a ballistic missile launch and warned he may see a real one in the near future. North .

North Korea has branded Japan ' s PM Shinzo Abe an "imbecile" and "political dwarf", and accused him of mislabelling its latest weapons test. Mr Abe condemned the North for "repeated launches of ballistic missiles " after two projectiles were fired on Thursday. But the North insisted it was testing a

"It can be said that Abe is the only one idiot in the world and the most stupid man ever known in history as he fails to distinguish a missile from multiple launch rocket system while seeing the photo-accompanied report," a foreign ministry official said in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA.

"Abe may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future and under his nose...  Abe is none other than a perfect imbecile," it added.

It was best for the North to avoid dealing with Abe, the official went on, adding that doing so with a "political dwarf" would bring "disgrace".

The Saturday criticism of the Japanese leader is the second of its kind by Pyongyang this month.

The North had slammed him as an "idiot and villain" and warned he will never set foot in Pyongyang after he condemned the North's weapons test days earlier.

North Korea Appears to Have Fired Missile, Japan Says

  North Korea Appears to Have Fired Missile, Japan Says North Korea appears to have fired off at least one missile on Thursday, Japan’s Coast Guard said, without providing further information. © Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA - APRIL 24: North Korean flag in the city, Pyongan Province, Pyongyang, North Korea on April 24, 2010 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo by Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images) North Korea has tested a series of a ballistic missiles since May, with the last barrage being fired in late October.

FILE PHOTO: Japan ' s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference after reshuffling his cabinet at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan U. N . Security Council resolutions ban North Korea from firing ballistic missiles and using such technology, but North Korea rejects the restriction as an

North Korea ' s state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "imbecile and political dwarf" for calling Pyongyang' s latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher a ballistic missile launch and warned he may see a real one in the near future. North .

Pyongyang is under multiple sets of international sanctions over its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes, which it says it needs to defend against a possible US invasion.

Shinzo Abe wearing a suit and tie: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea had fired © Vincenzo PINTO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea had fired "ballistic missiles" that violated UN resolutions

Nuclear negotiations between the US and the North have been at a standstill since the Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un broke up in February, and Pyongyang has since demanded Washington change its approach by the end of the year.

North Korea has issued a series of increasingly assertive comments in recent weeks as time runs down on its end-of-year deadline.

Trump hinted at the prospect of a fourth meeting with Kim in a tweet earlier this month, only to be rebuffed by the North, which said it had no interest in summits "that bring nothing to us".

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