Japan Worried About North Korea Attack

North Korean Missile | Photo Credit Fox News After the gas attacks in Syria, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes North Korea may also use chemical warfare in the immediate future. According to Abe, the North Korean government has sarin-loaded missiles.

In addition the capabilities, the Abe also believes that North Korea has the capabilities to hit Japan with these missiles. The Prime Minister made these statements at a recent parliament panel while talking about national security.

Sarin has been described as “a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent. Generally odorless and tasteless, it can cause death in minutes.”

 

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USA Today reports:

“U.S. researchers said satellite imagery posted online Thursday shows “continued activity” at North Korea’s nuclear test site in the northeast of the country. The images were posted to the 38 North website, a program of the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.”

“North Korea will celebrate the birthday of Kim Il Sung, the nation’s founder who ruled the North for 46 years on Saturday. The occasion comes amid speculation that Pyongyang may conduct its sixth nuclear test or fire a missile around the time of key anniversaries in April. The U.S. has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group toward the Korean Peninsula, prompting North Korea to warn it will defend itself against “reckless acts of aggression.”

Japan Has Been Attacked With Sarin Before

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CNN reports:

“Japan is one of only a handful of countries which have experienced a sarin gas attack. In 1995, members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult released sarin gas in the Tokyo subway that led to the deaths of 13 people and sickened more than 5,500 commuters. Abe linked his warning about the North Korean capability to recent chemical weapons attacks in Syria.”

“On April 4, more than 80 people were killed and many more injured in a chemical attack in Idlib province, which the US and its allies blame on the Syrian regime. “Innocent citizens, including babies and children, fell victim in Syria,” Abe said.”