US-Japan Press Conference: Biden Forges Contact With North Korea Through Japan
The White House hosted the first official reception of the leader of a foreign state under Joe Biden. During a meeting with Yoshihide Suga, prime minister of Japan, they raised the topic of climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, military escalation in the Asia Pacific region, Biden and his new "friend" did not miss the opportunity to hit China, citing human rights violations.
“We also had serious talks on China’s influence over the peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific and the world at large. We agreed to oppose any attempts to change the status quo by force or coercion in the East and South China Seas, and intimidation of others in the region,” Suga stated. “At the same time, we agreed on the necessity for each of us to engage in frank dialogue with China. And, in so doing, to pursue stability of international relations, while upholding universal values.”
Also, the United States and Japan have indirectly hinted that friendly relations between Japan and North Korea will be a lever for deterring the nuclear threat.
“…On North Korea, we confirmed our commitment to the CVID of all weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles of all ranges, and agreed to demand North Korea to fulfill its obligations under Security Council resolutions,” Biden said.
China was extremely annoyed by the position of Japan and the United States and their loud statements.
“Japan resolved to bolster its own national defense capabilities… The United States restated its unwavering support for Japan’s defense… using its full range of capabilities, including nuclear,” the statement read.
Last month, an official meeting of Chinese officials and top US officials took place in Alaska. The results of the meeting showed that US pressure has no effect on Xi Jinping.
Therefore, Biden decided to escalate the situation from the other side. On the part of Japan, which in 1945 became the target of the atomic bombing, which claimed the lives of more than 70 thousand Japanese.
Now, there are active US military bases on the territory of Japan, over which Japan has no influence. A recent leak from the US Air Force's Kadena base in Okinawa showed that industrial waste is contaminating Japan's drinking water, but the US has been turning a blind eye to this for several years and ignoring scientific research.
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