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North Korea calls Japan PM Abe an ‘idiot’ over criticism of weapons test

/ 06:40 PM November 07, 2019
North Korea calls Japan PM Abe an 'idiot' over criticism of weapons test

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (File Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP File) / Japan OUT)

SEOUL — North Korea has called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an “idiot” after he criticized a recent weapons test by one of the world’s most secretive countries.

In a statement attributed to a foreign ministry official, North Korea described Abe as an “idiot and villain” who was overreacting to what the North described as a test-firing of rocket artillery last week “as if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the land of Japan.”

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The statement Thursday ridiculed Abe’s previous comments that he’s willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions, saying he would be “well-advised not to dream forever of crossing the threshold of Pyongyang.” /kga

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