US intends to defend Japan by all available means

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The United States reaffirmed its decision to defend Japan under the current 1960 Treaty on Mutual Cooperation and Security Assurances, using all available means, including nuclear weapons. This is stated in a statement following the talks held in Washington between US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

As Biden emphasized, the states “maintain their unwavering support for Japan’s security by utilizing their full range of capabilities, including nuclear. According to him, Tokyo and Washington will work together to resist attempts to question Japan’s sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands.

The sides spoke for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, calling for a peaceful settlement of conflicts.