Skip to comments.U.S. vows to defend Japan if conflict erupts in East China Sea
Posted on 02/08/2014 5:43:28 PM PST by traumer
Washington Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack, even in conflicts involving islands claimed by China and Taiwan, as tensions continue to boil between the Asian powers.
Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed the 1960 treaty that commits the United States to protect its ally.
That includes with respect to the South China Sea, he said, before correcting himself to say the East China Sea, where China and Japan have conflicting claims.
Fears of conflict rose in November when China imposed an air defense identification zone over much of the East China Sea. Beijing says it now requires notification from planes crossing the Senkaku Islands, long administered by Tokyo.
The United States neither recognizes nor accepts Chinas declared East China Sea ADIZ and the United States has no intention of changing how we conduct operations in the region, Kerry said.
(Excerpt) Read more at japantimes.co.jp ...
Yeah, Japan. You can trust Obama. Really.
John Kerry’s VOW and a buck might get you a cup of coffee.
How ironic to have this poser making this fake commitment.
I trust this guy
He been defend Japan for almost 60 year dude making comeback this summer
More like a nice, hot, cup of JACK SQUAT!
There you go!
And, thanks to Kerry, Iran will send up the nukes as soon as our back is turned.
Dig a shelter, dig it deep.
This is not good. We do not want to be involved when China goes for Japan. The Chinese want payback for the Japanese atrocities during WW2.
This is the most dangerous time in world history. Nobody knows what Obama would do. He is a petulant, irrational childlike thug.
Precisely what I thought, lol.
I’m sure the poor Japanese, reliant upon our military, takes little comfort in this idiots hollow words.
Jet Jaguar I am going watch remake of Godzilla look good I hope doesn’t suck yeah you know who I talking about LOL!
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Yeah, yeah. Kerry will hop into his Swift Boat and take on the entire Chinese Navy.
Or is it the Japanese Navy?
Well . . . anyway. He’ll do the job, as long as he isn’t busy doing something else.
Reagan is rolling over in his grave.
Another red line.
With one of the two carrier battle groups available at any given time...
I am a member of the mac daddy administration.
Would I lie to you, you can trust us.
Japan - don’t bet your farm...
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