PM Abe: World should impose 'severe' sanctions over N. Korea nuke test
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday the world should impose tough new sanctions against North Korea if it goes ahead with plans for a nuclear test.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a television talk show that Japan and the international community will need to introduce "quite severe measures" against North Korea if it conducts the test.
He said North Korea would not gain anything from such a provocation.
Last week, North Korea announced plans for a nuclear test after the United Nations Security Council punished it for firing a long-range rocket in December.