DYLJ calls on UNSC permanent members to oppose attack on Iraq

The Democratic Youth League of Japan on October 29 visited the embassies of the five United Nations Security Council permanent member states and Japan's foreign ministry calling on them to take steps to prevent U.S. attacks on Iraq.

At the French Embassy, the political councilor said that he is opposed to attacks on Iraq, that weapons inspections should be dealt with exclusively by the UNSC, and that possible U.S. attack on Iraq must not set a precedent to a preemptive use of nuclear weapons.

At the Japanese Foreign Ministry, an official said in defense of the United States, "Japan is in no position to comment as the U.S. has not made a decision."

The Central Action Committee against the Security Treaty on the same day made similar representations to the five embassies of the UNSC permanent member countries. (end)