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.