February 2, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

1.China has reacted sharply to a resolution adopted by Japan’s Lower House expressing concern about the human rights situation in China, including the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the Tibet Autonomous Region.
2. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the interests of all parties must be taken into account, including Russia’s security concerns, to avoid worsening of tensions over Ukraine. He said Russia is thoroughly analyzing the United States’ response, which refuses to consider Russia’s demands for guarantees that NATO will halt any further expansion. He added that it became clear the US has disregarded Moscow’s fundamental concerns in the reply.
3.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the latest launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile by North Korea as a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions.