President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, USA on May 13, 2019.
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US. President Donald Trump has recently spoken privately about withdrawing from the defense treaty with Japan, considering that the post-war pact dealt with the United States unfairly, Bloomberg reported late on Monday.
However, Trump has not taken any steps in this regard and such a move is highly unlikely, it says and quotes people who are familiar with the issue.
The US President believes that more than six decades old treaties are unilateral to the disadvantage of the United States as the Japanese military
Trump also spoke of seeking compensation for moving the US base in Okinawa, Bloomberg says.
The report comes as Trump is engaged in his "America First" Agenda that requires two-way agreements in foreign policy and international trade.
Especially on the trade front, the US president has previously said he is dissatisfied with Japan's trade surplus with the United States and wants a two-way deal to deal with it.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the report outside regular working hours.