Moscow doubts that there are reasons for Japan to aspire to become a UN Security Council permanent member if the council is reformed, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
"As a country that makes decisions even regarding bilateral visits only after pressure is put on it or, on the contrary, after pressure is relieved [...], how can such a country lacking independence aspire for an independent role in foreign politics by occupying a seat in the Security Council?" Zakharova said on RT.
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