Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Murasame and JS Akebono. Photo: APJapan's Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Murasame and JS Akebono. Photo: AP
Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Murasame and JS Akebono. Photo: AP

Soleimani killing: Japan sticks to warship deployment, as Shinzo Abe calls for diplomacy

  • Japanese leader uses first press conference of year to voice fears over rising tensions in the Middle East after the killing of the Iranian general
  • But he makes no move to reverse decision to send a destroyer to the region

Topic |   Japan
Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Murasame and JS Akebono. Photo: APJapan's Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Murasame and JS Akebono. Photo: AP
Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Murasame and JS Akebono. Photo: AP
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