Media: Japan warned Russia about the possible deployment of US bases in the Kuriles
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14 Dec 2016 945Meduza TASS
The leadership of Japan admits that if the country will give the Islands of the South Kuril Islands there can be placed military bases of the United States. This issue was discussed at the meeting of the Secretary-General of the national security Council of Japan, Shotaro Yachi with the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev says The Asahi Shimbun.
According to TASS a source in the government said that Yati Patrushev informed about the possible location of the database since any sovereign territory of Japan fall under the Treaty on security guarantees with the United States. The meeting Patrushev and Yachi took place on 9 November in Moscow.
Earlier the newspaper published an interview with former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who said that at one time in talks with President Vladimir Putin assured the Russian leader in the impossibility of placing in the Kuril Islands of U.S. bases.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on reports about possibility of deployment by Japan of US bases in the Kuril Islands.
I wouldn't in some way comment on the information which appeared today in one of the Japanese media because it relates to the content of the closed conversation of the secretaries of the security Council of Japan and Russia we the contents of such meetings will not divulge especially when they are closed Peskov said to reporters.
The press Secretary also refused to answer the question whether the topic be discussed during the upcoming visit of Putin to Japan. He recalled that in a recent interview with the Japanese media, Putin talked about the fact that we can not ignore the existence of certain obligations of Japan when considering the various sensitive issues in our bilateral relations.
Russia and Japan still have not signed a peace Treaty at the end of the Second world war. The main reason is the problem of belonging of the three South Kuril Islands Iturup Kunashir and Shikotan and the uninhabited ridge of Habomai. Following the war, the archipelago was ceded to the Soviet Union is disputed by Japan.
December 15 will begin an official visit to Japan Russian President Vladimir Putin. On the eve of visit to interview to the Japanese media, he said that Russia has no territorial issues but she is ready to discuss the questions posed in Tokyo. The absence of a peace Treaty, Putin called an anachronism inherited from the past.
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