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PM Abe says nuclear North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWII

Tokyo (CNN)Japan’s Prime Minister has called the prospect of a nuclear-capable North Korea “absolutely unacceptable” and said the security situation facing his country is the severest since the Second World War. Prime Minister Abe urged the international community to apply concerted pressure to the rogue nation in an attempt to coerce its regime into giving up its nuclear ambitions. “A nuclear armed North Korea is absolutely unacceptable,” he said at a news conference Thursday in Japan’s Mie prefecture, following a New Year’s visit to the famous Ise Shrine. Tensions in the region have remained high in recent months. In September,…