The Japanese authorities have so far said nothing about whether they will impose sanctions on companies from China, Iran and North Korea for their alleged support of Russia in the military sphere. This was announced today, February 10, TASS reports.
According to the agency, this topic was raised at a regular press conference of the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country Hirokazu Matsunoheld on Friday.
“We are aware of the messages you mentioned. Our country will continue to analyze all the necessary information and intends to take appropriate steps in close cooperation with all interested countries, primarily with the countries of the G7, – TASS quotes the Secretary General of the Japanese government.
So he answered the request of journalists to comment on the information that appeared in the press about the possible imposition of sanctions against companies. According to Matsuno, the heads of the G7 countries agree on the need for further cooperation on the issue of sanctions pressure on Russia.
Earlier, Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that the G7 countries are considering imposing sanctions on some companies from China, Iran and North Korea for allegedly providing support to Russia in the military sphere. As the publication pointed out, the G7 believes that individual companies from these states “supply Russia with military spare parts and technologies.”
According to preliminary information, sanctions may be introduced by February 24, but there is no final decision on this matter yet. At the same time, as the agency writes, it is possible that the restrictions imposed by the G7 countries may differ from each other. As for the list of companies against which it is planned to impose sanctions, according to the agency, it has not been fully formed.
In early November, the strategic communications coordinator at the White House National Security Council John Kirby stated that the DPRK authorities are secretly supplying artillery shells to Russia for use in the framework of the NWO in Ukraine. Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova called these claims “from beginning to end” lies. Pyongyang has also denied these claims.
In August, the American media wrote that Iran was supplying its drones to Russia. Subsequently, similar statements were made by representatives of the US administration. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called such messages stuffing. He stressed that Russia uses domestically produced drones.