Kono Meets Head Of Iranian Lawmakers' Group

Kono meets head of Iranian lawmakers' group

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and an Iranian lawmaker promoting ties with Japan have agreed that the two countries will cooperate to ease tensions in the Middle East.

Kono met with Asadollah Abbasi, head of the Iran-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group, in Tokyo on Monday. The meeting comes at a time of hostilities between Iran and the United States.

Abe Prepares For Meetings With Iranian Leaders

Abe prepares for meetings with Iranian leaders

Japan's government officials are making final adjustments for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned visit to Iran next month to hold meetings with its leaders.

During his talks with US President Donald Trump in Tokyo on Monday, Abe reiterated his intention to act as an intermediary between the United States and Iran.

Iranian Fm Zarif Visiting Japan

Iranian FM Zarif visiting Japan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is visiting Japan from Wednesday.

Japan's Foreign Ministry said Zarif's three-day visit through Friday was quickly arranged at Iran's request. He is to have talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Thursday, and pay a courtesy call to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Us Exempts Japan On Iranian Oil Import Ban

US exempts Japan on Iranian oil import ban

Japanese government sources have told NHK the United States will allow Japan to temporarily continue importing crude oil from Iran, after the reinstatement of US sanctions.

Washington will reintroduce sanctions against Tehran on Monday.

Japan Seeks Exemption From Iranian Oil Embargo

Japan seeks exemption from Iranian oil embargo

Japanese oil wholesalers are considering how to respond to a US demand to halt all imports of crude from Iran.

The US has called for other nations to suspend crude imports from Iran by November as it levies economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern country.

Ldp Vice President To Meet Iranian President

LDP vice president to meet Iranian presidentThe vice president of Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party is set to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Masahiko Komura intends to urge Rouhani to continue honoring the nuclear deal struck between Tehran and 6 powers in July 2015.