China responded forcefully, after the former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, opened the door to a discussion on placing US nuclear weapons on Japanese soil.
The statement came on Sunday — shortly after Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, with a number of Western countries imposing severe sanctions on the former.
The former prime minister believes that the United States should respond more vocally to China’s invasion of Taiwan.
Among other things, he called for a new discussion on Japanese security policy, in which the proposal for nuclear weapons was highlighted.
“We must understand how security is taken care of around the world, and not see it as a taboo to have an open discussion,” Abe told Fuji TV. Nikki.
Japan itself witnessed the consequences of attacks with nuclear weapons, after the Americans bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
For a long time, they adhered to three principles of not possessing, producing or possessing nuclear weapons located on Japanese soil.
according to Watchman Incumbent Prime Minister Fumi Kishida quickly dismissed his predecessor’s proposal as “unacceptable”.
This did not prevent the Chinese from responding to the statement.
According to the newspaper, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Weng Weibin made the following statement to reporters in Beijing.
– Japanese politicians often spread misinformation about Taiwan, and they come here openly with false remarks that violate the principles of their nuclear weapons.
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