New Delhi: World leaders had been shocked by the sudden loss of life of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot at throughout a marketing campaign occasion within the metropolis of Nara, in western Japan on Friday. Abe was the longest-serving chief of Japan earlier than he stepped down in 2020 for well being causes. In keeping with studies, police have arrested a suspected gunman on the scene.
As per a report by information company AP, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who returned to Tokyo from marketing campaign occasions across the nation, termed the taking pictures “barbaric and malicious.”
Taking to his Twitter account, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, expressing shock, wrote, “Extremely unhappy information about Shinzo Abe. His international management by unchartered occasions might be remembered by many. My ideas are along with his household, associates and the Japanese individuals. The UK stands with you at this darkish and unhappy time.”
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tweeted, “Our forthright condemnation of this cowardly assault. Spain stands along with the individuals of Japan in these troublesome occasions.”
“We’re shocked and saddened to listen to concerning the violent assault in opposition to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,” the White Home stated in a press release. “We’re intently monitoring the studies and protecting our ideas along with his household and the individuals of Japan,” the assertion added.
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U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, voicing his concern, stated, “Our ideas, our prayers are along with his household, with the individuals of Japan. It is a very, very unhappy second.”
Iran additionally condemned the incident with the Overseas Ministry spokesperson saying, “As a rustic that has been a sufferer of terrorism and has misplaced nice leaders to terrorists, we’re following the information intently and with concern.”
Deeply shocked by the tragic incident, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated, “He was one of many first leaders I formally met once I grew to become Prime Minister. He was deeply dedicated to his function, and in addition beneficiant and type. I recall him asking after the latest lack of our pet once I met him, a small gesture however one which speaks to the sort of particular person he’s.”
She added, “My ideas are along with his spouse and the individuals of Japan. Occasions like this shake us all to the core.”
As per The Japan Instances, Shinzo Abe was attacked by a person from behind whereas he was making a stump speech on a avenue in Nara on Friday. The Police seized the person who attacked Abe at round 11.30 am. The suspect is claimed to be a 41-year-old man named Yamagami Tetsuya, who’s a former Maritime Self-Protection Drive member, The Japan Instances reported.