A top executive of the Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of Japan shouldering the financial cost of a possible United States-led war against Iraq as it did in the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

The executive also said Washington understands Tokyo’s stance and will not ask for financial assistance.

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