Abe, Zarif Agree To Arrange Japan-iran Summit

Abe, Zarif agree to arrange Japan-Iran summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that Japan will continue diplomatic efforts to ease tensions in the Middle East.

Abe met Zarif in Yokohama on Wednesday. Abe recalled that when he visited Iran in June, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made clear that Iran has no intention to produce or possess nuclear weapons.

Senior Japanese Official Meets Iran Fm

Senior Japanese official meets Iran FM

A senior Japanese official and Iran's foreign minister have agreed that the two countries should continue talks on ways to de-escalate tension in the Middle East.

Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Mori met Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Saturday.

Japan Urges Iran To Abide By 2015 Nuclear Deal

Japan urges Iran to abide by 2015 nuclear deal

Japan's deputy chief cabinet secretary has urged Iran to abide by the 2015 nuclear deal it signed with several world powers.

On Monday, Yasutoshi Nishimura expressed concern about Iran's announcement on Sunday that it will raise its level of uranium enrichment beyond the limit set by the agreement.

Abe Briefs Trump About Iran Visit

Abe briefs Trump about Iran visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump has expressed gratitude for his visit to Iran and efforts to help ease tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Abe spoke with Trump by phone on Friday evening after returning to Japan from a trip to Iran.

Abe Set To Begin Visit To Iran

Abe set to begin visit to Iran

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran from Wednesday to meet President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Abe will meet the two Iranian leaders in Tehran at a time of rising Middle East tensions caused by the rift between Iran and the United States.

Abe Talks With Trump Ahead Of Iran Visit

Abe talks with Trump ahead of Iran visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have discussed the situation in the Middle East before Abe leaves for Iran.

During their phone call, Abe is believed to have told Trump he intends to urge Iran to ease tensions when he meets with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Abe, Trump Talk About N.korea, Iran, Trade

Abe, Trump talk about N.Korea, Iran, trade

The leaders of Japan and the US are continuing talks on a number of pressing matters like North Korea. Afterwards, President Donald Trump is set to meet with the families of Japanese nationals abducted by the North decades ago.
They hope he can help bring their loved ones home.

Earlier, Prime Minister Abe and Trump highlighted the strength of their countries' alliance.

Abe Considering Visiting Iran In Mid-june

Abe considering visiting Iran in mid-June

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran, apparently to ease tensions between the country and the United States. Such a visit would be the first by a Japanese prime minister since 1978.

Informed sources say Abe is thinking of making the visit in mid-June at the earliest, to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Abe is expected to make a final decision after meeting US President Donald Trump in Tokyo on Monday.

Zarif Vows Iran Won't Escalate Tensions

Zarif vows Iran won't escalate tensions

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran won't be responsible for escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf.

Zarif spoke to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday after meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

Kono Urges Iran To Stick To Nuclear Deal

Kono urges Iran to stick to nuclear deal

The Japanese and Iranian foreign ministers met on Thursday to discuss the growing tensions in the Persian Gulf.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif that to maintain stability in the region, Iran needs to comply with the 2015 nuclear deal signed with major world powers.

Kono: Japan Will Not Toe Us Line On Iran

Kono: Japan will not toe US line on Iran

Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan will not follow the United States in labeling Iran's elite military force a terrorist group.

US President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization.

Japan Wants Continued Waiver To Iran Oil Ban

Japan wants continued waiver to Iran oil ban

The Japanese government will seek to be exempt from a trade embargo the US has imposed on Iranian crude oil for longer than the 180-day period Washington has granted.

The sanctions were put in place on Monday. The US issued the waiver to 8 economies, including Japan.