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Premier set to quit over U.S. war issue

September 10, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he is ready to resign if parliament fails to extend a refueling mission in the Indian Ocean in support of U.S.-led operations in Afghanistan.

The renewal of the legislation allowing the refueling mission is expected to be one of the main topics of debate in an extraordinary session of parliament that convenes today.

"I would not cling to my job as prime minister," Abe said at a news conference in Sydney, Australia, site of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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