Abe has delivered his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. He denounced the recent attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities…then focused on Iran and North Korea.
Prime Minister Abe said, “The attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities were a despicable act that took the international economic order hostage. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has told me directly that his country has made the three no’s — neither “possessing, producing nor using” nuclear weapons — into a Fatwa to ensure full enforcement. I believe that his words are honorable. Just this morning, I met Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani for a ninth time. My role, to ask Iran, a major nation, to use its rich history to inform its actions, has not changed.”
Abe also praised US President Donald Trump’s efforts to resolve issues with North Korea. And he said he’s ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.