North Korea threat is critical, imminent, Japan tells U.S., South Korea

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) – The threat from North Korea has grown to a critical and imminent level and the United States, Japan and South Korea need to take different responses to address it, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told his U.S. and South Korean counterparts on Monday.

“(The) threat posed by North Korea has grown to the unprecedented, critical and imminent level. Therefore, we have to take calibrated and different responses to meet with that level of threat,” he said, speaking through a translator, at the start of talks in the Philippines.

Reporting by Phil Stewart

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