Japanese PM expresses anger over killing of Jordanian pilot

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemns 'outrageous' killing of Jordanian pilot.

Japanese PM expresses anger over killing of Jordanian pilot

World Bulletin / News Desk

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he was deeply angry over the "outrageous" killing of a Jordanian pilot, who was apparently burnt to death by ISIS, and repeated Japan's resolve not to give in to terrorism.

Abe told a lower house budget committee he sympathised with Jordan and would expand Japan's humanitarian support in the region. He also said Tokyo would fulfil its responsibility to be part of the international fight against terrorism.

ISIS released a video on Tuesday appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage. On Sunday, ISIS said they had beheaded a second Japanese man they had been holding hostage.

"I feel an intense sense of anger and outrage upon hearing that the Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh was horrifically burned to death," Abe said in parliament.

"This is an outrageous act of violence and I strongly, adamantly condemn it."

"Countries all over the world are striving not to give in to terrorism and to remove terrorists' threats," Abe said. "Leaving countries hosting many refugees in an isolated and tough situation is like giving ISIL what they want."

Abe also rejected criticism that his more proactive security and diplomatic policies put Japanese lives at greater risk.

"We need to secure the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region, as well as of the world, to defend our country's peace and security," he said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he was deeply angry over the "outrageous" killing of a Jordanian pilot, who was apparently burnt to death by Islamic State militants, and repeated Japan's resolve not to give in to terrorism.

The militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show the captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage.

 

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