Resolve Senkaku dispute calmly: Hillary to Japan, China
Tokyo: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Japan and China to resolve their islands dispute calmly through dialogue.
In a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Hillary `encouraged that the dispute over Senkaku Islands must be solved through dialogue and calm on all sides`, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
Nuland said that Hillary also reiterated the US stance on the dispute, the Japan Times reports.
The United States said it does not take a position on the sovereignty of the Japan-controlled islets in the East China Sea, but has stated they are covered by the Japan-US security alliance under which Washington would defend Japan in the event of an armed attack.
According to the report, Hillary`s remarks in her talks with Kishida underscored that Washington remains opposed to any escalation of tensions between Asia`s two largest economies.
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