Iran and Japan

 Zarif: Iran not seeking heightened tensions in region

Tehran is not seeking to increase tension but every country should be able to enjoy its rights under international law, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Yokohama at the beginning of a meeting with Japanese …

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Zarif to visit Japan and China

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Japan and China, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said. According to the spokesman, Zarif's visit to China and …

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 Japan' to help ease tension between Iran and U.S.

Japan will play a constructive role for the Middle East region's stability, but Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not specifically mediate between Iran and the United States, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary …

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Japan's Shinzo Abe leaves for Iran

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading to Iran, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Washington. Abe is expected to arrive in Tehran at around 1120 GMT and go straight into talks with …

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Japan PM Abe starts visit to Iran tomorrow

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran on June 12-14 and hold talks with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, Japan’s top government spokesman, …

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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 …

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Japan urges Iran to maintain JCPOA

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said at the meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif that it was essential to maintain the JCPOA, demanding that Iran keep implementing it. Kono also …

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Japanese resumes Iranian oil imports

Japanese refiners have loaded Iranian oil onto a tanker, resuming imports after halting purchases because of sanctions by the United States, governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemmati said. "After …

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Japan set to prepare for resuming Iran oil imports

Japanese buyers of Iranian crude are expected to prepare for resuming oil imports from Tehran after the country was granted a waiver from U.S. sanctions, Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko said. “It would …

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Japan halts imports of oil from Iran

Japanese oil companies are preparing for a complete cessation of oil imports from Iran, Japan's leading business newspaper Nikkei reported. According to the newspaper, oil supplies from Iran should be completely stopped by October. …

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Japanese PM to visit Iran in July - source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a state visit to Iran in July as Tokyo is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Tehran, government sources have said.  The visit may take place as early as …

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Iran wants to attract Japanese investors

Iran has invited Japanese companies to invest in oil and infrastructure projects, including in the development of railways and ports, chairman of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and …

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Iran plans to buy 20 Japanese jets

Iran intends to purchase 20 regional jets from a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the deputy minister for international affairs at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, said. …

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