【以下、Financial Times の引用】
Obama attacks Trump over nuclear remarks
~US president says Republican frontrunner unfit to occupy White House~
President Barack Obama on Friday slammed Donald Trump for suggesting that Japan and South Korea should consider developing nuclear weapons, calling the mogul ignorant about foreign policy and unfit to occupy the White House.
Speaking after a nuclear summit in Washington, Mr Obama questioned Mr Trump’s claim that Tokyo and Seoul would have less trouble dealing with North Korea if they had nuclear weapons — a suggestion the tycoon made in an interview with the New York Times that was at odds with decades of US nuclear non-proliferation policy.
“What do the statements … tell us? They tell us that the person who made the statements doesn’t know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the Korean Peninsula or the world generally,” Mr Obama said at a press conference.
Mr Obama said the US alliance with Japan and South Korea was one of the “cornerstones” of Washington’s presence in Asia and had been “an enormous boon to American commerce and American influence”. He added that the alliance had prevented the possibility of conflicts between countries in Asia from descending into nuclear war.
APRIL 2, 2016 by: Demetri Sevastopulo and Geoff Dyer in Washington