Abe: Restraint Needed To Ease Us-iran Tensions

Abe: Restraint needed to ease US-Iran tensions

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will make further diplomatic efforts to help ease the tensions between the United States and Iran.

Abe told reporters on Thursday morning that Japan has strongly urged all the parties concerned to exercise restraint, and that his country values diplomacy based on self-control.

Iran Hopes To Strengthen Economic Ties With Japan

Iran hopes to strengthen economic ties with Japan

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister has expressed hope of boosting economic ties with Japan, despite facing continued sanctions from the United States.

To mark the 90th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Abbas Araghchi spoke on Monday at a gathering on bilateral economic exchanges in Tehran.

Iran Official Opposes Japan's Sdf Deployment

Iran official opposes Japan's SDF deployment

A senior Iranian official has opposed Japan's plan to dispatch Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safe navigation of commercial vessels.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi gave NHK an exclusive interview on Tuesday during his visit to Japan as a special envoy for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Japan Asks Iran To Abide By Nuclear Agreement

Japan asks Iran to abide by nuclear agreement

Japan's foreign minister has urged his Iranian counterpart to halt action that would undermine the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.

Toshimitsu Motegi held a telephone conversation with Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday.

Suga: Japan Will Strive To Defuse Us-iran Tension

Suga: Japan will strive to defuse US-Iran tension

Japan's top government spokesman says the country will make every diplomatic effort to defuse tensions stemming from Iran's decision to resume enriching uranium.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke on Wednesday about Iran's move, which is intended to counter US economic sanctions. The country said on Tuesday that it will begin enriching uranium at a facility in Fordow, in defiance of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran: Japan Offering Credit Line For Oil Purchases

Iran: Japan offering credit line for oil purchases

Iran's Foreign Ministry has disclosed that the Japanese government has proposed offering the country a line of credit based on the volume of Iranian oil Japan purchases.

At a news conference on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said Japan's proposal is an attempt to ease tensions between Iran and other countries. He did not provide further details of the proposal.

Pm Abe Talks Iran, N.korea In Un Address

PM Abe talks Iran, N.Korea in UN address

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has delivered his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. He denounced the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities...then focused on Iran and North Korea.

Prime Minister Abe said, "The attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities were a despicable act that took the international economic order hostage. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has told me directly that his country has made the three no's -- neither "possessing, producing nor using" nuclear weapons -- into a Fatwa to ensure full enforcement. I believe that his words are honorable. Just this morning, I met Iran's President Hassan Rouhani for a ninth time. My role, to ask Iran, a major nation, to use its rich history to inform its actions, has not changed."

Abe Talks Iran, N.korea In Un Address

Abe talks Iran, N.Korea in UN address

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has just wrapped up his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. He denounced the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities...then focused on Iran and North Korea.

Prime Minister Abe said, "The attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities were a despicable act that took the international economic order hostage. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has told me directly that his country has made the three no's -- neither "possessing, producing nor using" nuclear weapons -- into a Fatwa to ensure full enforcement. I believe that his words are honorable. Just this morning, I met Iran's President Hassan Rouhani for a ninth time. My role, to ask Iran, a major nation, to use its rich history to inform its actions, has not changed."

Zarif: Iran Seeking To Avoid War

Zarif: Iran seeking to avoid war

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is seeking to prevent Middle East tensions escalating into a war.

Zarif made the remark in a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi on Monday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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.