Trump backs Abe's efforts to talk with Iran

Trump backs Abe's efforts to talk with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump backed the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s interest in using his country’s good relations with Iran to help broker a possible dialogue between the U.S. and its nemesis in the Middle East.

"I know that the prime minister and Japan have a very good relationship with Iran so we’ll see what happens," he said while meeting with Abe in Tokyo.

According to the Japanese Kyodo News Agency, the visit will take place on 12-14 June.

Earlier this week, Abe discussed his visit to Iran with US National Security Advisor John Bolton. On 16 May, Abe discussed the idea with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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