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Japan to maintain nuclear pact with Russia for time being 

  • March 4, 2022
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Asahi reported online on Friday on remarks made at the Diet earlier in the day by Foreign Minister Hayashi, who dismissed a call by a Japanese Communist Party lawmaker for scrapping a 2009 pact with Russia aimed at facilitating the transfer of nuclear-related technology, material, and equipment for peaceful purposes. Although the opposition politician insisted on annulling the pact on account of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and the nuclear threat posed by President Putin, the foreign minister said: “We don’t think that the aggression calls for reviewing the accord right now.” 

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