February 15, 2013

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s commitments to Japan’s security, including defending Japan with US nuclear umbrella.

Obama called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by phone over a fresh nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and they discussed steps to respond to this “highly provocative violation” of DPRK’s international obligations, the White House said in a statement.

“President Obama reaffirmed that the United States remains steadfast in its defense commitments to Japan, including the extended deterrence offered by the US nuclear umbrella,” the statement said.

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