Japan’s Abe Brushes Off Obama’s Request to Cancel May Visit to Moscow

Japan’s Abe Brushes Off Obama’s Request to Cancel May Visit to Moscow

During a telephone conversation with Shinzo Abe, US President Barack Obama urged the Prime Minister of Japan to refrain from visiting Russia in May, but Abe has refused his request.

Obama and Abe spoke by telephone February 9, discussing North Korea. Two days earlier the northern state had launched a long-range rocket, violating UN resolutions and alarming the international community.

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