Japan imposed an extra ban on a pro-Pyongyang organization on Tuesday, after condemning the third nuclear test conducted on the same day by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that Japan widen a re-entry ban on senior officials of the General Association of Korean Residents, also known as Chongryon. The decision is part of the unilateral sanctions against the DPRK, the Chinese press reports.
“The nuclear test was a grave threat to Japan” and can not be “tolerated,” Abe said. The test is unacceptable, as it damaged peace and security in Northeast Asia, according to the Japanese Prime Minister.
“It is regrettable and it violated relevant resolutions approved by the UN Security Council,” he added.
A meeting between the three powers of Japan, South Korea and the United States will be held to settle counter measures against the DPRK’s actions, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
Japan will enhance radiation monitoring after the test, Suga added.
China, South Korea, the United States, Russia and the United Nations condemned the DPRK’s decision to conduct its third nuclear test on Tuesday, in the northeast part of the country.