Japan will ‘watch Sony TVs’ if US attacked: Trump

Japan will ‘watch Sony TVs’ if US attacked: Trump

Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that if US was attacked, all Japan would do is “sit at home and watch Sony television”.

He expressed his frustration at a campaign event in Iowa on Friday, that the US is bound by a treaty to defend the Asian nation but that if America was attacked, the Japanese cannot help because of Article 9, which constitutionally forbids it to send armed forces overseas, The Telegraph reported.

“You know we have a treaty with Japan, where if Japan is attacked, we have to use the full force and might of the US. If we’re attacked, Japan doesn’t have to do anything. They can sit home and watch Sony television. What kind of deals are these?” Trump asked.

The US and Japan signed the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security on January 19, 1960, The Telegraph reported.

Trump added that the US protects Japan, South Korea, Germany, Saudi Arabia and other nations, and “they don’t pay anything near what it costs”.

“They have to pay. Because this isn’t 40 years ago.It’s got to be a two-way street,” The Telegraph quoted the Manhattan billionaire as saying.

However, his Japan comments were the latest attack from the Republican nominee, at the end of a week in which he had insulted the grieving parents of a Muslim American war hero, told a mother with a crying baby to leave one of his rallies and his polling numbers plummeted with the campaign reaching “crisis” levels.

There are currently 47,000 US military personnel stationed in Japan, and the alliance is crucial for America’s Asia-Pacific strategy and security, The Telegraph added.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here