Japan skirts EC attack on US over pipeline ban
Japan has no intention of joining the European Community in attacking a US decision to extend a ban on sales of American technology to the Soviet Union, chief cabinet secretary Kiichi Miyazawa said.Skip to next paragraph
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Mr. Miyazawa was referring to the EC leaders' warning to President Reagan Tuesday that tough trade policies - including his ban on the use of US technology to build a Euro-Soviet gas pipeline - could damage US relations with Western Europe. The ban also affects a joint Japan-Soviet gas and oil development project.