Updated: 04/24/2014 12:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Obama in Japan says 'Senkaku' islands covered by security treaty

US President Barack Obama Thursday told a press conference in Japan that islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China are covered by a defence treaty that would oblige Washington to act if they were attacked.


"Article five (of the US-Japan security treaty) covers all territories under Japan's administration including (the) Senkaku islands," he said.

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