If you weren’t scared before, Japanese PM Abe just stepped up to the global fearmongery plate, announcing in parliament that “there is a possibility that North Korea already has a capability to deliver missiles with sarin as warheads.”
As Reuters reports, North Korea may have the capacity to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, amid concerns that the reclusive state could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test or more missile launches.
“There is a possibility that North Korea already has a capability to deliver missiles with sarin as warheads,” Abe told a parliamentary session.
Of course, he offered no evidence, but in this new normal, it seems possibilities trump probabilities.
On many world leaders’ minds is the fact that North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday, North Korea’s biggest national day called “Day of the Sun”. Leaders have in the past used the date to carry out weapons tests.