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Japanese PM says US withdrawal from INF Treaty undesirable

The United States’ withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) would be undesirable, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a plenary meeting of the parliament’s upper house on Tuesday.

According to Abe, “Japan highly values the treaty’s historic role in the disarmament process.” “We believe it is an undesirable situation when the United States announces its plans to pull out of the treaty and claims that Russia has been violating it,” the Japanese prime minister added. At the same time, Abe declined to comment on talks between Washington and Moscow on the issue and the two countries’ arguments.

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