Naval Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, is considering the resignation of its U.N. ambassador over a recent statement she made on behalf of the United States and the Japanese government on Japan’s anti-nuclear weapons policy.
The announcement comes days after President Donald Trump said that he had “no intention of apologizing” to Japan for its nuclear weapons.
The statement by Japanese Foreign Minister Tomomi Inada on March 6, which was published on the official Japanese Foreign Ministry website, was made after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese President Shinzo Abe Shinzo made their first public comments since the Tokyo bombing.
“I think it’s appropriate to make a statement on the basis of what I believe,” Inada said.
“It was my decision, and I think it was appropriate for me to make it.
I don’t think I have anything to apologize for.”
Inada made the statement at a joint news conference with Japanese President Shintaro Ishihara.
In the statement, Inada expressed her “deep regret” over Japan’s nuclear policy.
“The statement of Mr. Abe in question does not reflect my views,” Inadai said.
She added that the United Nations was a “very powerful institution,” but added that “the international community has to be vigilant.”
Inadani said she did not intend to resign from her position as U.
Ns. envoy to Japan.
“As I said before, I will be staying on in my position as Ambassador of the Japanese Federation of Foreign Affairs,” Inaday said in a statement issued by her office.
I do not intend, as is the case in other U. S. diplomatic missions, to leave the United Kingdom or other U