Abe Agreed to Stop the Deployment of Land-based “Aegis”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on the 16th that he had agreed to stop the deployment plan for the “land-based Aegis system” of the missile interception system, saying “since the premises for the local explanations are different, it cannot be Keep going”.
Reported that Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono signaled at the press conference that he would not discuss other alternative locations. Japan is likely to abandon the deployment plan. The Japan-U.S. consultation will be held on how to dispose of about 180 billion yen (approximately RMB 11.9 billion) related costs that have been signed with the United States.
Abe emphasized that “defense must not appear blank. The necessary measures to defend Japan will be discussed at the National Security Assurance Conference.” It is said that there have been opinions within the LDP’s defense team that as an alternative deterrent, attacks should be maintained The capabilities of enemy bases.
Kono pointed out at the press conference that the location where the booster separated after the interception missile was launched was difficult to ensure safety, saying that “this investment should not be made.”
When asked whether to discuss deployment in other locations, Kono said, “It is difficult to (modify) the software to actually make the booster fall into a certain area”, saying that even if it is moved to the currently planned Luzi Mutsumi exercise site (Yamaguchi Prefecture) and It is also difficult to ensure safety at locations outside the Luzi Xinwu Exercise Field (Akita City).
According to reports, Japan intends to explain to the US Defense Secretary Esper the views of the Japanese side. The explanations for Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures will be implemented after the 19th
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshiaki Mogi mentioned at the press conference that this year is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the revised “Japan-US Security Guarantee Treaty.” He emphasized that “I don’t think this decision will affect cooperation with the United States. I hope to strengthen the alliance’s deterrent and response capabilities.”
Abe Agreed to Stop the Deployment of Land-based "Aegis" - /10
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on the 16th that he had agreed to stop the deployment plan for the "land-based Aegis system"