Japan demands immediate release of Islamic State hostages
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned Islamic State for taking two men hostage. The militants are threatening to kill the pair unless they receive a $200 million (172,764 euros) ransom in the next 72 hours.
Speaking on Tuesday at a conference in Jerusalem during a tour of the Middle East, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded that the Islamic State (IS) group immediately free two Japanese hostages unharmed.
Abe said Japan would still go ahead with a promise of non-military aid it has pledged to help victims of IS, demanding that the hostages be released “immediately” and “unharmed.”
“I am extremely indignant at such an act,” Abe added.
“The international community will not give in to terrorism and we have to make sure that we work together.”
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Source News: DW