Shinzo Abe, Ex Japanese prime minister, died. World leaders are in a state of trauma due to his death. President Biden asked half staff US flags. This was a form of tribute to Abe. Brazil’s president ordered three days of mourning. He also survived one of such assassination attempts. Abe got shot two times. He was giving a speech in Nara.
The suspect is Tetsuya Yamagami. He agreed to shoot Abe with a gun. The gun was handmade. He also said that he wanted to take revenge on a certain organization. Many rivals and friends of Abe offered him a tribute.
President Biden stated he got astonished and greatly in pain by Abe’s death. Biden added that he was working for democracy when he got to shoot. Donald Trump, on the other hand, mentioned Abe as a person who aimed for unification. He also expected that the suspect would get proper punishment. World leaders left shocked at the death of such a remarkable man.
Obama retraced the memory of the moving experience of Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, stated Abe as a remarkable leader and a good friend. He included photos of him shaking hands with Abe in the Twitter post.
Queen Elizabeth II expressed extreme grief over the assault. She recalled her memories of her meeting with Abe and his wife.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the attack contemptible. Zelensky and Putin also expressed their sympathy over Shinzo Abe’s death. But on the other hand, many countries paid tribute to Abe and Japan.
South Korea and China do not have good relations with Japan. However, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol stated Abe’s death was unacceptable. Chinese President Xi Jinping made no comments. At the same time, world leaders will also focus on better security.
However, Beijing’s embassy stated that Abe worked to improve relations between China and Japan. Indian PM Narendra Modi also announced for National mourning. Modi stated, “I am shocked and saddened beyond words at the tragic demise of one of my dearest friends, Shinzo Abe. We stand in solidarity with our Japanese brothers and sisters in this difficult moment.” Many world leaders tweeted about his demise.