Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

According to Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, states Korea could have the capacity of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas.

Just over a month ago, North Korea's military fired off at least three "practice missiles" that landed just a few hundred miles off the Japanese coast, prompting Abe to place his country on its highest level of alert.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference yesterday that the government was always collecting and analysing information about North Korea but refrained from giving details.

The warning comes soon after a sarin gas attack in Syria killed dozens of civilians, prompting retaliation on a Syrian airbase by the USA military using cruise missiles.

South Korea has long said it believes the North can conduct its sixth nuclear test whenever it chooses.

A senior Russian lawmaker says the U.S.is a greater threat to global peace than North Korea.

Following the meeting, the President said he had told Mr Xi "that a trade deal with the USA will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem". And with U.S. -South Korean wargames ongoing, North Korean has intensified rhetoric warning it would retaliate strongly against any aggression. "The denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula is our biggest goal and must be achieved at any cost".

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The refusal to grant consular access to Jadhav "itself exposes the hollowness of the charges", Baglay said. He can file an appeal to the army chief within 60 days against the decision of the Appellate Court.

He tweeted: "North Korea is looking for trouble".

On Sunday, the United States sent a Navy strike group into waters near the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against Pyongyang's "reckless" nuclear threat.

"While China will not be named as a manipulator, if countries like Japan, Germany and China remain on its monitoring list and the report steps up criticism, for instance on their monetary policies, then the dollar could fall further", said Shuji Shirota, head of macroeconomic strategy at HSBC in Tokyo. He added that if China doesn't do its part to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the USA can handle it.

The talks were held yesterday as tension continued to escalate over a possible nuclear test by North Korea and a US Navy aircraft carrier group steamed into the region.

A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center left, and foreign exchange rate, center right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 14, 2017.

Mr. Abe's remarks were made to highlight Japan's vulnerability to North Korean attack rather than to reveal new intelligence, a spokesman for him said.

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