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FM Kono meets with Iranian counterpart

  • June 12, 2019
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NHK reported on Wednesday night on Foreign Minister Kono’s meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif ahead of the summit meeting between the leaders of the two countries. During the meeting, Kono voiced concern about the heightening tension in the Middle East and stressed the need to take steps to ease the tension in order to prevent accidental conflicts. In light of the U.S.’s withdrawal from the multilateral nuclear agreement and resumption of sanctions on Iran and Iran’s threats to resume development of nuclear arms, Kono conveyed Japan’s support for the nuclear accord and asked Iran to abide by this agreement. NHK said Kono would report on the results of this meeting to Prime Minister Abe and participate in the summit meeting.

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