Japan’s PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request

Japan’s PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request:…

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. The report follows Trump’s claim on Friday that Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for opening talks and easing tensions with North Korea.

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.

The report follows Trump’s claim on Friday that Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for opening talks and easing tensions with North Korea.

An opposition party leader asked Abe about Trump’s comment on Monday at a Diet committee meeting.

Abe said Trump has been decisively dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, and mentioned the President’s historic 2018 summit with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un.

He said Trump relayed his view on North Korea’s abductions of Japanese nationals at that summit.

Abe said White House officials are working with his government to resolve the abduction issue.

Abe added that he gives Trump’s leadership high marks.

But he did not confirm or deny the nomination remark, citing the Nobel Foundation’s rule that the names of nominators and nominees not be disclosed for 50 years.

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