November 25, 2013
China’s declaration of an air defence identification zone that includes disputed islands is “profoundly dangerous”, Japan’s prime minister said Monday, as South Korea weighed into the war of words against Beijing.
The warning came as Beijing and Tokyo summoned one another’s ambassadors to discuss increasing tensions between the rivals.
Shinzo Abe issued his statement after Washington said it would stand by Japan in the event of any military clash over the Senkaku Islands, which Beijing claims as the Diaoyus.
“I am strongly concerned as it is a profoundly dangerous act that may cause unintended consequences,” Abe told parliament.
This article was posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:24 am