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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The threat posed by North Korea after its multiple missile and nuclear tests this year is substantially different than it was in the past and demands an "altogether different response," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.

In an address to the annual United Nations General Assembly, Abe said the world needed to thwart North Korea's plans and it was time for the U.N. Security Council to "indicate an unmistakable attitude to this threat of a new dimension."

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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