The assassination of Soleimani has cast a shadow over Japan’s deployment of a warship to the Middle East. Photo: AP PhotoThe assassination of Soleimani has cast a shadow over Japan’s deployment of a warship to the Middle East. Photo: AP Photo
The assassination of Soleimani has cast a shadow over Japan’s deployment of a warship to the Middle East. Photo: AP Photo

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Trump’s strike on Soleimani: Japan’s Shinzo Abe embarrassed, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un laughing: analysts

  • Assassination ends Tokyo’s efforts to mediate between Iran and US, but it can’t afford to cancel scheduled warship deployment, experts say
  • Meanwhile, North Korea has a chance to test how much trouble Trump can handle at one time
Topic |   US-Iran tensions
The assassination of Soleimani has cast a shadow over Japan’s deployment of a warship to the Middle East. Photo: AP PhotoThe assassination of Soleimani has cast a shadow over Japan’s deployment of a warship to the Middle East. Photo: AP Photo
The assassination of Soleimani has cast a shadow over Japan’s deployment of a warship to the Middle East. Photo: AP Photo
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