Japanese PM to meet Iranian Supreme Leader, President

Israel National News reports: “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran on June 12-14 and hold talks with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, Japan’s top government spokesman said Monday night, according to the Reuters news agency.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga also told a news conference that Abe and US President Donald Trump had spoken on the telephone earlier to discuss Iran, among other topics.

On a four-day visit to Japan late last month, Trump welcomed Abe’s help in dealing with Iran after public broadcaster NHK had said Japan’s leader was considering a trip to Tehran.

Abe will be the first Japanese sitting prime minister to visit Iran in 41 years, Suga said…”

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