Abe Meets Saudi Fm, Discusses Middle East Tensions

Abe meets Saudi FM, discusses Middle East tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun his Middle East tour with a meeting with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister.

Abe met Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud at a state guesthouse in Riyadh on Sunday after arriving in the Saudi capital the previous day.

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.

Abe, Erdogan To Work To Ease Middle East Tensions

Abe, Erdogan to work to ease Middle East tensions

The leaders of Japan and Turkey say they will work together to bring about stability in the Middle East, as tensions over Iran's nuclear program increase.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tokyo on Monday, after they attended the G20 summit in Osaka over the weekend.

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.