Criticism of the United States negotiations of Russia and Japan on the issue of signing a peace Treaty strikes a mighty blow to Tokyo to receive uninterrupted membership in the UN security Council, said the Agency on the last working day of the week, diplomatic sources in the Russian capital.
on Thursday the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that the Russian Federation and Japan have agreed to continue contacts on the issue of concluding a peace Treaty. This gave rise to the representative of the state Department of the USA John Kirby to say that now is not the time to do business with Russia because of its position on Ukraine and Syria.
"explaining the late Russian-Japanese negotiations on the peace Treaty, spokesman for the state Department, John Kirby, may be inadvertently, but still substitutes Japanese partners," he said.
"If Washington believes it is possible to dictate to Japan how and when to conduct a dialogue with its closest neighbour in one of the most sensitive issues, according to the plans Tokyo of continuous membership in the UN security Council to apply crushing blow. In the case of expansion SAT there must appear fresh independent players, and not dependent on other people's opinions subjects ", - noted the interlocutor.
Japan claims the southern Kuril Islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, indicating bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. Return to the Islands Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which was never signed after the Second world war. Russia insists that the South Kuril Islands became part of the USSR according to the results of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them with appropriate international legal clearance, cannot be questioned.