14 Apr '17, 5am

Japan seeks notice on actions against North Korea, even if US bases not used:

Japan wants to receive prior consultation from the United States on any military action Washington may take against North Korea even if U.S. bases in Japan are not used, and the U.S. government has indicated it will accept that request, according to a source in the Japanese government. U.S. President Donald Trump has said "all options are on the table," including military action, to address North Korea's ballistic missile launches and other provocations. The United States is ramping up pressure on the nation, taking such actions as deploying the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, which had previously been in Singapore, to waters near the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese and U.S. governments have agreed in an official document related to the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty that prior consultation should be made when U.S. bases in Japan are used to carry out comb...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan-seeks-notice-o...

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