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Iran, Japan discuss US sanctions, JCPOA-related issues

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Tehran, Iran, May 16


The international community must commit itself to normalizing economic relations with Iran, in order to maintain JCPOA, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Zarif, who travelled to Tokyo, referred to his meeting with his Japanese counterpart, saying that the two sides discussed the current situation in the region, the US actions, and the way to protect the JCPOA if the international community is reluctant to maintain it, Trend reports citing Foreign Ministry`s Telegram Channel.

'The Japanese foreign minister, Taro Kono said he is committed to JCPOA and Japan is interested in continuing its diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions in the region,' Zarif said.

Zarif emphasized that in this meeting, he explained the methods of reducing tensions in the region and stopping the US war-like efforts, and that the Islamic Republic of Iran is not seeking conflict in the region, but has always defended its interests with full power and will continue to do so.

Zarif went on to emphasize that if the international community is to maintain JCPOA, it must be committed to the normalization of economic relations with Iran.

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