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Tuesday 20th March 2018

US, Japan Have Not Discussed Revising Security Pact: Japan

Counterterrorism & Security

7Dnews London - Reuters

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 02:59 GMT

Japan's top government spokesman said on Thursday June 27th that Japan and the United States have not discussed revising the US-Japan security treaty after US President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the defence pact in a television interview.

Trump told Fox television in Washington on Wednesday June 26th that if the United States is attacked, Japan "doesn't have to help us at all. They can watch it on a Sony television, the attack."

The Japanese and US governments "have not discussed revising the US-Japan Security Treaty at all," Yoshihide Suga told reporters in Tokyo.

"The obligations of the United States and Japan ... are balanced between both countries," he added. 

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