Araghchi, Schmid hold talks on JCPOA in Tehran
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi met and held talks with the Secretary General of European External Action Service Helga Schmid on Saturday morning in Tehran.
U.S. backs Abe's efforts to reduce tensions with Iran
Kyodo News reports that the United States supports Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to reduce tensions between Washington and Tehran, the State Department said Wednesday.
Trump’s new Iran strategy: fire Bolton, engage international mediators?
Donald Trump and John Bolton are on different tracks when it comes to foreign policy, and that is particularly problematic when the US is beating the drums of war.
Iranian MP: Zarif not aware of Abe Shinzo’s visit to Iran
An influential Iranian MP, Ali Motahari, has said that Parliament and the Foreign Ministry have not been informed of recent diplomatic visits to Tehran, including that of the Japanese Prime Minister.
Japan PM Abe Shinzo departs for Iran in bid to ease tensions
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Wednesday for a two-day visit to Tehran, saying he wants to have candid talks with the Iranian leadership to secure stability in the Middle East, in a high-stakes attempt to act as a mediator between Iran and the United States.
With Trump's Blessing, Japan's Abe Looks to Mend Ties With Iran
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a rare friend of both President Donald Trump and Iran’s leaders, left for Tehran with the daunting task of bridging a divide that could plunge the Middle East into renewed chaos.
Japan’s historic opportunity to play peacemaker between the US and Iran
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will finally make a trip to Iran on June 12. Since becoming prime minister at the end of 2012, every time Abe attempted to visit Tehran, the idea was eventually withdrawn mainly due to US disapproval, according to rumors.
Success of Japan’s initiative in Iran depends on seven factors
Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian said on Sunday that success of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's diplomatic initiative is interdependent on seven factors.
Iran's expectations of Abe Shinzo’s visit to Tehran
The Spokesperson for Iran's Supreme National Security Council has pointed to the Japanese Prime Minister’s trip to Tehran, saying: “Efforts for the US to return to the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal, compensation for damages incurred, and the lifting of secondary sanctions will guarantee the success of this trip.”
Iran hits out at Trump nuclear weapons comment
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hit out at the United States after President Donald Trump said Washington was not looking for "regime change" in Iran but was only interested in preventing Tehran from getting nuclear weapons.