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Iranian foreign minister to visit Japan

  • May 16, 2019
  • , Asahi, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei wrote that MOFA announced on Wednesday that Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif will visit Japan on May 16-17 for talks with Prime Minister Abe and Foreign Minister Kono. The paper wrote that Zarif is planning to discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal and other issues, speculating that the prime minister will reiterate Japan’s position of supporting the deal and urging Tehran to comply with it. The paper conjectured that Abe will urge Zarif to exercise self-restraint by stressing that it is necessary for Iran to play a constructive role in the stabilization of the Middle East. Asahi and Sankei ran similar reports.

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