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Kono, Saudi Crown Prince discuss Middle East situation

  • October 4, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 7:10 a.m.
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Tokyo, Oct. 4 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono discussed the Middle East situation with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman over the phone on Thursday night.


They exchanged views mainly on proposals made respectively by the United States and Iran to form an international coalition to ensure security in the Strait of Hormuz, sources with access to the talks said. The phone conversation took place at a time tensions remain high in the Middle East.


On Tuesday, Kono had phone talks with Iranian defense Minister Amir Hatami.

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