Hosting US nuclear weapons 'completely unacceptable': Japan's PM******
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday said it is completely "unacceptable" for Japan to make a nuclear sharing deal with the United States, spurning the notion of Japan hosting US nuclear weapons.
After a call by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a day earlier to discuss the option of nuclear sharing, Kishida said in parliament, "it is unacceptable given our country's stance of maintaining the three non-nuclear principles."
Japan has abided by its three principles of not producing, possessing or allowing nuclear arms on its territory, with the principles inspired by the devastating atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.
Kishida, whose constituency is in Hiroshima, is a proponent of non-nuclear proliferation and has vocally made his hope for a world free of nuclear weapons known.
On a TV program on Sunday about Japan's security environment as it relates to Russia's military moves in Ukraine, Abe was quoted as saying that "it is necessary to understand how the world's security is maintained. We should not put a taboo on discussions about the reality we face."
The former prime minister, who heads the largest faction of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, added, "as a country that experienced atomic bombings, we must uphold the goal of abolishing nuclear weapons."
Under their nuclear sharing arrangements, some non-nuclear members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization host US nuclear weapons.
Frankfurt hold wasteful Leipzig to 1******
BERLIN, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Lucas Silva Melo's last-gasp equalizer secured Eintracht Frankfurt a share of spoils on home soil against Leipzig at the 10th round of Bundesliga on Saturday.。
Both sides staged a hectic opening period but Leipzig created the first clear-cut chance in the 10th minute when Poulsen couldn't beat Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.。
Frankfurt grew into the match and almost broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when Filip Kostic rattled the woodwork with a dangerous cross.。
Kostic remained in the thick of things and tested Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi from the distance in the 21st minute.。
The goal was scored at the other end of the pitch as Willi Orban flicked on a corner kick to the far post where Poulsen tapped home the 1-0 lead from very close range in the 35th minute.。
The "Bulls" continued on the front foot and should have doubled its advantage, but Dominik Szoboszlai missed the target from promising position three minutes later. The Hungary international kept Frankfurt busy but Szoboszlai lacked in accuracy in front of the goal in the closing stages of the first half.。
After the restart, Leipzig defended deep and kept all their men behind the ball whereas Frankfurt couldn't pose a threat to the visitor's defence.。
Leipzig goalkeeper Gulacsi had nothing to do while Trapp had his hands full of work to prevent a higher deficit for his side.。
Emil Forsberg had two golden chances to put the game to bed, but the Swede couldn't beat Trapp in the 83rd minute and missed the empty goal from very close in the 89th minute.。
Frankfurt had the last laugh and punished the visitors for their wastefulness as Lucas Silva Melo, also known as Tuta, headed home a free kick from Kostic to upset Leipzig in the dying seconds of the game.。
"I knew that we would get one last chance as Leipzig couldn't kill the game. We are of course happy, although we know there is still a lot we need to improve. The will was there and that is why we got rewarded with the draw," Frankfurt head coach Oliver Glasner said.。
"I am really disappointed. We gave away three points even though we were in control. We wasted so many chances to make it 2-0 and then we must swallow the equalizer. That is insane," Leipzig head coach Jesse Marsch said.。
With the stalemate, Eintracht Frankfurt stay on the 15th spot meanwhile Leipzig slip to the 8th place in the Bundesliga table.。
The following fixtures conclude the 10th round on Sunday when Augsburg host Stuttgart and Borussia Monchengladbach face newly promoted Bochum. Enditem。