Matsuno Hirokazu, Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan, expressed outrage over possible arms supplies from North Korea to Russia and noted that the Japanese government is making every effort to monitor this process. This was reported by NHK.
In response to journalists' questions, Matsuno emphasized that the supply of weapons to Russia could violate UN Security Council resolutions prohibiting any arms deals with North Korea.
He also expressed concern about the possible impact of this move on the situation with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Matsuno emphasized that Japan will continue to coordinate with other countries, such as the United States, South Korea and other members of the international community, and will make efforts to fully implement the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.