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Japan's defense chief says U.S. should have been more cautious in starting Iraq war

Japan's defense chief says U.S. should have been more cautious in starting Iraq war

The United States should have been more cautious before starting the war in Iraq, Japan's defense minister said Friday, backtracking on earlier comments that indicated he thought the decision was a mistake.
Seeking to downplay remarks he made earlier this week that the U.S. invasion of Iraq was a mistake based on a faulty assumption, Fumio Kyuma said that more care should have been given to the decision.
"I did not say it was a mistake, but I thought at the time (the U.S.) should have been more cautious," Kyuma said in response to a reporter's question after a Cabinet meeting.


Updated : 2021-05-09 14:12 GMT+08:00