DPRK’s nuclear test “regrettable”: Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is “regrettable,” and Japan strongly protests against it, local media reported.

Abe made the remark at the lower house and said the test violated relevant UN resolutions.

Meanwhile, the Japanese Foreign Ministry has lodged protest against the DPRK, Japan’s Kyodo News Agency said.

Abe said his government is mulling imposing unilateral sanctions on the DPRK over the nuclear test.

On Tuesday, the DPRK announced that it successfully conducted a nuclear test in the northeast part of the country, drawing condemnations from South Korea and the United Nations.

Xinhua