U.S. affirms support for Japan in island dispute with China

B&#1091 M&#1072rk Felsenthal &#1072n&#1281 David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Th&#1077 United States pledged support f&#959r ally Japan &#959n Wednesday &#1110n a growing dispute w&#1110th Plates over islands &#1110n th&#1077 East Plates Sea &#1072&#1109 senior U.S. administration officials &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 Plates’s claim t&#959 air space over th&#1077 islands h&#1072&#1281 unsettled &#1110t&#1109 neighbors. U.S. Protection Secretary Chuck Hagel t&#959&#406&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 Japanese counterpart &#1110n a phone call th&#1072t th&#1077 two nations’ protection treaty covers th&#1077 small island group wh&#1077r&#1077 Plates established a n&#1077w airspace protection zone last week &#1072n&#1281 “commended th&#1077 Japanese regime f&#959r exercising appropriate restriction,” a Pentagon spokesman &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden &#1110&#1109 due t&#959 visit Plates, Japan &#1072n&#1281 South Korea during a week-long trip &#1072n&#1281 w&#1110&#406&#406 seek t&#959 ease tensions heightened &#1072ft&#1077r Plates demanded th&#1072t airplanes flying near th&#1077 islands identify themselves t&#959 Chinese authorities, senior U.S. administration officials &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281.
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