Japan ‘indignant’ over purported video of hostage beheading
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expressing outrage over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.
Speaking to reporters after convening an emergency Cabinet meeting, Abe said “I feel indignation over this immoral and heinous act of terrorism.”
He also vowed that Japan will not give in to terrorism and will continue to provide humanitarian aid to countries fighting the Islamic State extremists.
Abe says “When I think of the grief of his family, I am left without words,” adding that “The government has been doing its utmost in responding to win his release, and we are filled with deep regrets.”
The government said it was rushing to confirm the authenticity of the online video.