WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The U.S. does not accept the May deadline Japan has set for deciding on the relocation of a U.S. military base in Okinawa and called on Tokyo to promptly resolve the issue, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Wednesday.

“It is not the preferred timeline, as far as we are concerned,” the U.S. Defense Department spokesman said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do and not a lot of time.”

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