Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request: report
Published 9:54 pm | February 17, 2019
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after being requested to do so by Washington, a Japanese newspaper reported Sunday.
Washington sounded out Tokyo over the possibility of nominating Trump for
the prize after his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in
June last year, an unnamed Japanese government source told the Asahi Shimbun.
The report came after Trump’s claim on Friday that Abe had nominated him
for the prize.
Trump said Abe had sent him a copy of a five-page nomination letter
delivered to the Nobel Peace Prize committee in which the Japanese leader
praised his efforts in defusing tensions with Pyongyang.
“He said ‘I have nominated you respectfully on behalf of Japan. I am asking
them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize.’ I said thank you,” Trump told
reporters at the White House.
“Many other people feel that way, too. I’ll probably never get it. That’s okay.” Japanese officials did not respond to AFP’s requests for comment on Trump’s claim or the newspaper report.
দৈনিক সময় সংবাদ ২৪ ডট কম সংবাদের কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি,আলোকচত্রি, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে র্পূব অনুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা সর্ম্পূণ বেআইনি। সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে যে কোন কমেন্সের জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ দায়ী নয়।