US President Donald Trump is thinking about ending the Security Treaty with Japan. Bloomberg reported it, citing anonymous sources.
It is reported that the American leader believes that this Treaty is unfair to his country. In particular, Trump is not satisfied that the Treaty provides for unilateral obligations on the part of the United States in the event of an attack on Japan.
The article also notes that the US leader considers the possible transfer of the US base from Okinawa to another place as a “seizure of land” and intends to demand financial compensation in this case.
It is noted that at the moment the US President has not yet made any final decisions, but this, according to sources, is very likely.
In total, more than 100 thousand US troops are deployed in Japan, with more than half of them in Okinawa.
Japan has been increasing military spending since 2012 when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power. Donald trump exerted pressure on the country’s government, calling for buying more American weapons to overcome the trade deficit between the countries.
The Treaty of Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan was signed in 1960. It stipulates the presence of the US military contingent in Japan, as well as the terms of military-technical cooperation between the two countries.