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Chile decries North Korea threats during Japan royal visit

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet gets entangled with the cables of simultaneous translators during a speech by Japan's Prince Akishino at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Akishino and his wife Kiko are visiting Chile on the 120th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between the two nations. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
September 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM

SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has criticized North Korea's threats to Japan.

North Korea has conducted a string of nuclear weapons tests, including its sixth and most powerful detonation, and it has fired two missiles over Japan.

Bachelet says she hopes such acts are not repeated for the sake of world peace. She spoke Wednesday during a visit to Chile by Japanese Prince Akishino and his wife, Princess Kiko.

The trip marks the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two earthquake-prone nations.

Akishino praised the strong ties between Japan and Chile, saying they have collaborated during natural disasters like devastating quakes and tsunamis.

Akishino is second in line to Japan's throne.

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