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.

Zarif To Visit Japan Amid Us Rift

Zarif to visit Japan amid US rift

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to visit Japan this month, amid a growing rift with the United States.

Multiple diplomatic sources say final adjustments are being made for a visit by Zarif in late August as part of his tour of Asia.

What Zarif Hopes To Gain From Japan Visit

What Zarif hopes to gain from Japan visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's three-day visit to Japan was apparently arranged hastily. It was announced on Wednesday, the day he arrived.

The visit seems to be part of Iran's efforts to drum up support from the international community in the face of intensifying pressure from the United States.

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.

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.