Sep 17, 2012

US Defense chief expressed concern that territorial dispute result in conflict

United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is concerned that territorial dispute in the  Asia-Pacific area may result in a conflict that could spread. Mr. Panetta spoke to reporters before arriving Sunday in Tokyo. He is beginning a week-long visit to the area. There were Anti-Japan protests across China Sunday. It is the latest show of public anger against Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Both countries claim the islands that are rich in natural resources. Mr. Panetta urged both countries not to make each other anger.

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