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Japan, Iran hold defense ministerial meeting 

  • February 16, 2021
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All national papers reported that Defense Minister Kishi and his Iranian counterpart held a teleconference yesterday and agreed to maintain communications between their defense authorities. Kishi reportedly asked for Tehran’s support in ensuring the safe passage of Japanese commercial vessels in waters in the Middle East. In this context, the Japanese official explained Tokyo’s recent decision to extend by one year the MSDF intelligence collection mission there.  

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