Standing with Japan's leader, Obama says US would defend Tokyo in islands dispute with China

  • by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 24, 2014 - 1:15 AM

TOKYO — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

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