Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shakes hands with his Japan's counterpart Taro Kono at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting in Moscow on November 24, 2017. / AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV
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Russia is concerned that Japan is allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for a U.S. military build-up in north Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday."We are alarmed that in the last two months when North Korea conducted no tests or rocket launches, it seemed that Washington was not happy about that, and tried to do things that would irritate and provoke Pyongyang," Lavrov said.He mentioned that in that period the United States had been conducting military exercises in the region, and had adopted additional sanctions against Pyongyang.
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