WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Asian allies welcome new US nuclear stance

TOKYO (AP) - There are thumbs up today from Asian allies about President Barack Obama's new nuclear policy but China is silent over Obama's call for Beijing to better explain its nuclear intentions.

The policy is aimed at reducing the likelihood of nuclear conflict. Obama vowed yesterday to reduce America's nuclear arsenal and not use nukes against countries that do not have them. North Korea and Iran are exceptions.

Concern by some U.S. allies which benefit from being under the U.S. nuclear defense umbrella appeared to dissipate to some extent.

Japan's prime minister calls it a first step toward making the world nuclear free.

The South Korean foreign and defense ministries say the new U.S. stance will strengthen Washington's commitment to its allies and pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons development.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 90083587 - wkyt.com/a?a=90083587
Gray Television, Inc.