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Japan has told the United Nations it will not send personnel to take part in a U.N. mission to monitor a ceasefire in Syria, Japanese Ambassador to the U.N. Tsuneo Nishida said Thursday.

Asked why Japan declined a U.N. request to send observers to the strife-torn country, Nishida only said Japan made a “comprehensive judgment” in light of its principles for engagement in U.N. peacekeeping operations. Those include a ceasefire.

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