The United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) issued a trilateral statement on North Korea on Monday, denouncing Pyongyang’s “flagrant disregard for multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions prohibiting its ballistic missile and nuclear programs” and calling for “strong international pressure on the regime.”
Representatives from the U.S., Japan, and South Korea also “discussed the violations of human rights in North Korea, and reaffirmed the importance of an early resolution of the abductions issue as well as a resumption of reunions of separated families.”
North Korea has abducted Japanese citizens on a staggering scale since the 1970s. Japan recently estimated there have been 886 victims, demanding Pyongyang return all those who are still alive and provide a full accounting of those who died in captivity. Survivors have told astounding and horrifying stories of their treatment by the North Koreans.
I had no idea that they were kidnapping that many people from Japan.
Pray, pray, and then pray some more.