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U.S., Japan have not discussed revising security pact - Japan

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman said on Thursday that Japan and the United States have not discussed revising the U.S.-Japan security treaty after U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the defence pact in a television interview.

Trump told Fox television in Washington on Wednesday that if the United States is attacked, Japan “doesn’t have to help us at all. They can watch it on a Sony television, the attack.”

The Japanese and U.S. governments “have not discussed revising the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty at all,” Yoshihide Suga told reporters in Tokyo.

“The obligations of the United States and Japan ... are balanced between both countries,” he added.

Reporting by Daniel Leussink; editing by Darren Schuettler

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