(* This is a provisional translation by "WIP ジャパン" for reference purpose only. The original text is in Japanese.)
Press Conference by Foreign Minister Taro Aso
Date: Friday, October 13, 2006, 8.55a.m.
Place: In front of the Ministers' Room in the House
- North Korea Nuclear Test Announcement
North Korea Nuclear Test Announcement
There is now an air of general consensus in the United Nations Security Council.
On the 12th local time, a draft was made and is being taken back to the member countries. On the 13th, local time, a decision will be arrived at and the draft will be made blue. 'Making it blue' is United Nations parlance for coming to a vote within 24 hours. Once that blue line is reached, the likelihood of Chapter 7 Clause 41 being invoked is high.
As a foreign minister, how do you view this?
It is Japan's wish that the abduction issue be included as a human security issue, however the abductions issue is not directly related to the missile issue. But it will be an achievement if we do manage to get it included.
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