06 Nov '17, 3pm

Trump says US will arm Japan to knock down Korea missiles

Trump says US will arm Japan to knock down Korea missiles

TOKYO — President Donald Trump on Monday refused to rule out eventual military action against North Korea and declared that the United States "will not stand" for Pyongyang menacing America or its allies. In his first stop of an extended trip in Asia, Trump stood with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a news conference and suggested the United States will arm Japan, much as the United States has done with allies in the Middle East like Saudi Arabia. He did not deny reports that he has expressed frustration that Japan did not shoot down a ballistic missile North Korea recently fired over its territory. "He will shoot 'em out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment from the United States," Trump said of Abe. "He will easily shoot them out of the sky." Japan, under its war-renouncing Constitution, can shoot down a missile only wh...

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