North Korea has slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for denouncing the North's recent test of what it calls a "super-large" multiple rocket launcher.
According to the North's state media, Song Il-ho, North Korea's ambassador for negotiations to normalize relations with Japan, issued a statement Thursday warning Abe not to dream of setting foot in Pyongyang ever.
The statement said Abe was creating a fuss, calling the test launch a threat to Japan and slandering North Korea's justified self-defense measure.
It also said the Japanese leader was cautiously knocking on Pyongyang's door for what he calls unconditional talks.
During a regional summit meeting in Thailand this week, Abe said North Korea's launch was a blatant violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
North Korea's remarks appear to have dashed Abe's hope for a summit with no conditions attached to discuss the issue of Japanese abducted by the regime decades ago.
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