• Wed / 28 August 2019 / 11:50
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Iranian FM, Japanese PM confer on latest developments, JCPOA

Iranian FM, Japanese PM confer on latest developments, JCPOA

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe on Wednesday.

During the meeting held in Yokohama, the officials discussed bilateral relations, the latest regional and international developments, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

At the outset of the meeting with Japanese prime minister, Zarif said “Iran welcomes the Japanese government's role (in trying) to ease tensions in the Middle East.”

According to The Mainichi, Zarif added, "Iran is not seeking to increase tension but every country should be able to enjoy its rights under international law".

"As our president has said, we are not at all seeking heightened tensions," he noted.

"We believe every country should be able to enjoy its rights under international law."

The Japanese premier, for his part, said, “Japan will continue its diplomatic efforts to ease tensions in the Middle East”.

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.

He said Japan will be mindful of the intentions of Iran's officials and continue to work for regional stability.

The meeting came as Abe co-hosts a three-day international conference on African development in in Yokohama.

On Wednesday morning, Zarif delivered a speech at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) about Iran’s foreign policy, the future prospect of the JCPOA, and regional tensions. He also answered questions from prominent Japanese scholars, researchers, business people, and journalists.

Zarif also had a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Tuesday.

Heading a diplomatic delegation, Zarif is on a tour of East Asia that took him earlier to China. He will be visiting Malaysia afterwards.

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