Japan wants to make every effort to reduce tension between the United States and Iran before responding to an expected US request to send its navy to guard strategic waters off Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.
Japan stands ready to take all possible steps flexibly and without hesitation when downside risks to the economy emerge, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said, as a simmering Sino-US trade war clouds the outlook for the export-reliant economy.
Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is considering holding talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani when he visits New York in September to attend a UN General Assembly session, government sources said on Wednesday.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran next week in hopes of engineering a diplomatic breakthrough that will thaw the icy US-Iran relationship. Having maintained cordial relations with Iran, Abe hopes to meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the country’s Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, during his stay in Tehran. Those meetings are likely to materialize, but a meeting of the minds is not: Both sides are too entrenched and the changes demanded are too great. The prime minister’s effort is to be encouraged, nonetheless.
The prime minister will make a rare international diplomatic move by a Japanese leader
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is embarking on an effort to mediate the dispute between the US and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program, a rare international diplomatic move by a Japanese leader, wsj.com reported.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised the Bank of Japan’s ultra-loose monetary policy for helping create jobs, suggesting the government wasn’t unduly worried that inflation remains distant from the central bank’s two percent target.