Obama asked Japan’s prime minister not to go to Russia

US President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to refrain from a visit to Russia, learned Kyodo. Presumably, such a visit should take place in early May of this year,
US President Barack Obama has asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to refrain from visiting Russia. This writes Reuters referring to Kyodo News.
According to the agency, the conversation between politicians held on 9 February. “Now is not the time” – quoted Obama Agency. According to Kyodo reports, Abe did not agree with the US president and the discussion ended without any result.
About the conversation of the American and Japanese leaders also wrote The Japan Times. The publication said that Obama asked Abe to postpone the visit, and carry it out after the summit “Big Seven”, which will be held in Japan at the end of May.

Nevertheless, the Japanese prime minister said that Moscow and Tokyo is necessary to solve many common questions.

tsu94KurilIslands According to The Japan Times, a telephone conversation took place after the launch of North Korean missiles.