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Japan bans export of chemical weapons goods to Russia
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Japan’s government on Monday (Sep 26) banned the export of materials that may be used for chemical weapons to 21 Russian organizations, including science laboratories.

Japan expressed grave concern about Russia’s possible use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine as the top government spokesman on September 26 announced an additional ban on exports of chemical weapons-related goods to Russia.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular news conference: “As the world’s only country to have suffered nuclear attacks, we strongly demand that the threat or use of nuclear weapons by Russia should never happen.”

Mr. Matsuno was responding to a question about U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan’s comments Sunday (Sep 25) on CBS news that the United States will act “decisively” in case of a Russian nuclear attack on Ukraine.

Japan’s government on Monday (Sep 26) banned the export of materials that may be used for chemical weapons to 21 Russian organizations, including science laboratories - Photo: Pixabay

Asked if Japan approves of the possible use of nuclear weapons by the United States against Russia, Mr. Matsuno refused to comment on the grounds that it was a hypothetical question.

US warns Russia of 'catastrophic' consequences of nuclear strike

Japan’s government on Monday banned the export of materials that may be used for chemical weapons to 21 Russian organizations, including science laboratories.

The measure was approved by the Cabinet following a decision by Group of Seven foreign ministers last week.

Source: g7tamil