February 13, 2003
WHAT WILL FRANCE AND GERMANY SAY?
Japan has warned it would launch a pre-emptive military action against North Korea if it had firm evidence Pyongyang was planning a missile attack.
Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba said it would be "a self-defence measure" if North Korea was going to "resort to arms against Japan".
Mr Ishiba said it would be too late if a North Korean missile was already on its way.
Where are the condemnations of "unilateralism" and "preemption"?