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Suga pressed to condemn US Capitol assault

Members of Japan's ruling LDP urge prime minister to join global leaders

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6: Many blame Trump for inciting violence through repeated, baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential race.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Members of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to speak out against the deadly Jan. 6 riot in Washington, where supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building.

The LDP's Foreign Affairs Division received a briefing on the incident from the Foreign Ministry that day. One member said during the briefing that "Suga needs to send a message denouncing the incident," division chief Masahisa Sato told reporters afterward.

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