Trump: Japan could shoot down N. Korean missiles

Nov 06, 2017, 6:25 AM EST
U.S. President Donald Trump in on a 12-day state visit to Asia.
(Source: Official U.S. Navy Page/flickr)

U.S. President Donald Trump, on a two-day visit to Japan, said that he stands with Tokyo against the North Korean “menace,” adding that Japan could shoot down Pyongyang’s missiles with sophisticated military equipment bought from the U.S.

Trump’s remarks came at a press conference, just hours after he openly slammed Japan over trade deficit while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dodged the question over the subject, writes Reuters.

Trump pressed on Japan’s need to “qualitatively and quantitatively” shore up its defense to tackle N. Korean aggressions, given that the hostile nation has fired two long-range ballistic missiles over Japanese territory recently, notes the BBC.