Japan’s prime minister says credibility of hostage video is ‘high’
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo in this January 25, 2015. (Reuters)
Japan’s prime minister has said a video announcing the killing of a Japanese hostage by “Islamic State” militants appears to be credible. He also said Japan would not give in to terrorism.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday that experts examining a video announcing the killing of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa had so far found no reason to doubt its authenticity.
“We have been looking into its authenticity, but unfortunately at the moment we cannot help saying its credibility is high,” he told public broadcaster NHK.
He also said government experts were continuing to analyze the recording in an effort to fully confirm its authenticity.
“Considering the unbearable pain and sorrow that his family must be feeling, I am speechless,” the prime minister said.
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