Japan should consult with U.S., South Korea on North Korea nuclear issue: EinhornUpdated: 2014-07-05 20:19:28 KST
Washington's former non-proliferation envoy has urged Japan to ensure its cooperation with the U.S. and South Korea to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions is not affected by its improved bilateral relations with Pyongyang.
In an e-mail interview with Voice of America, Robert Einhorn, the U.S. State Department's former non-proliferation and arms control advisor, said Japan would, instead need to continue closely consulting with the two countries.
Tokyo had announced it will partially lift sanctions on Pyongyang, in return for the North's re-investigation of Japanese abductees in the 1970s and 80s.
Einhorn then said the U.S., the South and other countries involved in efforts to denuclearize the North, will be watching to see if the eased sanctions undermine their influence over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
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I think the D.P.R.K. should have nuclear weapons because of past colonization. A sovereign country has the right to self defense.