US-Japan Security Treaty, the United States decided not directly mention the Diaoyu Islands (map)
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BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) Japan’s Kyodo News reported on the 16th, according to the U.S. during the Obama administration to change the Bush policy, decided not to refer directly to the Diaoyu Islands (Japan called “Senkaku Islands”) is ” Japan-US Security Treaty, “the application object, but the indirect nature of foreign language. The United States has informed the Japanese government decided.
Japanese media said the U.S. attitude to back
reported that in March 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush came to power, State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli in the correspondent It was made clear that three points: the return of Okinawa since 1972, applied power, the Diaoyutai is in Japan under the executive power; the US-Japan Security Treaty, Article 5, US-Japan Security Treaty applies to the areas under the administration of Japan; Therefore, the U.S. Japan Security Treaty applies to the Diaoyutai.
but Kyodo News said Obama decided to reaffirm only the first two. Although “still can be drawn from the logical security treaty concluded for the Diaoyu Islands,” but compared to the Bush era has made it clear regression.
U.S. State Department recently accepted an interview with the agency also confirmed the first two only, to avoid answering “Diaoyu Islands is as applicable to the object” questions.
Japan in March last year, has asked the U.S. Government has confirmed its position on the Diaoyu Islands, the United States affirmed only the first two. When he was chief of Takeo Kawamura is outside declared that “the U.S. position in the past, has not changed.”
Japan needed to confirm the US-Japan alliance
Kyodo News in a commentary that, at present, the Japanese insist on the Diaoyu Islands, “is Japan’s territory, did not discuss room “position. Obama’s conversion means that once the government policy of “events”, the defense bears the obligation of the U.S. government’s intervention will be reversed. Therefore, Naoto Kan, the government need to reaffirm the Japan-US alliance ties.
In fact, successive U.S. administrations to take on the Diaoyu Islands issue has always maintained a neutral policy. According to the “Agency” report, the data show, Ereli reiterated the U.S. view at that time: the sovereignty of the Diaoyutai no position on ultimate ownership.
Kyodo News that the Obama administration’s focus gradually tend to China. In this context, China’s attitude is becoming tough.
2004 China in March Diaoyu Diaoyu Islands, the U.S. government said it “requires claim sovereignty over all countries and regions to maintain self-restraint.” Japan’s Foreign Ministry who worries that if the Chinese navy ships “invasion” of the Diaoyu Islands territorial waters, “the U.S. government may also adopt the same response only.”
However, Kyodo News analysis also pointed out that the Security Treaty applies to the basic position of the Diaoyu Islands, the U.S. government did not give up, but avoid direct it clear. The main reason is the financial tsunami, the United States to allow the economy to recover, needs China’s cooperation, so as not want to provoke China.