Tokyo may exclude the southern Kuril Islands from the scope of the security Treaty with the United States from 1960, the island will give Japan, sources say.
The Treaty of mutual cooperation and security between the United States and Japan was signed in Washington on 19 January 1960, on the Japanese side it was signed by grandfather Abe, Nobusuke Kishi, who was then a post of the head of government. In its fifth article States That the Treaty applies to " territories under the administration of Japan ", reports news Agency. In this regard, As stated by Kyodo, Russia " October 29, on the negotiations of the 2 governments agreed the validity of the Japanese-Soviet mutual Declaration of 1956 providing for the transfer (Japan) the Islands of Shikotan and Habomai ". Along with this, the Agency says, Moscow has also " conveyed the concern, mentioning the possibility of deploying American troops on 2 Islands because of the security Treaty "." The Japanese side due to the conditions of Russia at the territorial negotiations, having in view also the remaining Islands of Iturup and Kunashir, continues the study of How the exception in respect of the use of the contract (security USA) will affect internal and external (policy) ", - writes the Agency. Along with this, highlights Kyodo, " a substantial likelihood That North America, which is increasingly in contradiction with Russia over the problems in Ukraine and the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, negatively perceive (an idea), so the biggest challenge will be to convince the United States."
in addition, States have many times reaffirmed That the fifth article of the Treaty extends to the Senkaku Islands, which China disputes, where they are called Diaoyu. For this reason, in the US capital have the opportunity " to reject it (this idea) As a manifestation of double standards ". As stated by the " Kyodo ", the option of a formal revision of the Treaty of 1960, and inserting in it certain provisions regarding the Islands, which are claimed by Japan, is not even considered." As regards the revision of the security Treaty and the introduction of provisions for " exclusion ", it seems that the United States would not agree, and this is not an option ", - reported in the material. Along with this, the Prime Minister "Abe may be on the Japanese Islands or beyond its borders, a statement about the fact That the "Northern territories" (so on the Japanese Islands called the Russian southern Kuril Islands) do not fall under the fifth publication of the Treaty, "writes" Kyodo "." Realistic scenario is That the Prime Minister shows their political will and is seeking consent from the United States " - gave the Agency the words of a government source.