Japan may purchase Tomahawk cruise missiles to counter North Korean threat

May 12, 2017

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Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe is interested in buying BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missile in order to counter the threat from Pyongyang, according to various reports. This was considered because as of now, Japan has no powerful weapon that can cross the Sea of Japan and defend the country against the threats of North Korea.

Since North Korea has its recent nuclear and missile tests, the Japanese government is looking into purchasing Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Japan’s issue with the North Korea had been discussed by U.S. President Donald Trump with Abe last month.

“Trump made clear that the United States will continue to strengthen its ability to deter and defend itself and its allies with the full range of its military capabilities. The United States stands with its allies Japan and South Korea in the face of the serious threat that North Korea continues to pose.” – According to White House.