Skip to comments.N.Korea threatens Japan over sanctions
Posted on 10/12/2006 2:53:06 AM PDT by John Carey
A North Korean official threatened "strong countermeasures" against Japan for new sanctions against the communist regime, Kyodo News agency reported from Pyongyang on Thursday.
The Japanese government decided on a package of additional economic sanctions against North Korea on Wednesday in response to the regime's claim of a nuclear test, including a ban on all imports from the country and the docking of North Korean ships in Japanese ports.
The sanctions are expected to go into effect after they are approved by Japan's Cabinet Friday.
"We will take strong countermeasures," Kyodo quoted Song Il Ho, North Korea's ambassador in charge of diplomatic normalization talks with Japan, as saying in an interview on Wednesday when asked about fresh sanctions by Japan.
"The specific contents will become clear if you keep watching. We never speak empty words," he added.
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What, they will quit trading with Japan? My beeber is so stuned.
Nope, never any empty threats. The last dozen times that the US was incinerated in a nuclear exchange with the mighty forces of North Korea bear that out.
Japanese National Police Agency and all agency senior levels form urgent coordination body in view of possible terorist attacks within Japan by North Korean agents already in place, in case there are severe sanctions placed on Japan. Just announced.
The Japanese Self Defense Forces are also on increased alert. Of particular concern, are Japanese nuclear power installations, US Forces Japan bases (such as Atsugi, Zama, Yokota, Yokosuka, Iwakuni, etc), telecommunications and public transportation infrastructure.
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