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TOKYO: Japan has been paying close attention to the Iranian presidential election, which will be important for Tokyo no matter which candidate is elected, Japanese Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday. Motegi pledged to work on relieving tension in the Middle East and stopping cross-border confrontation in the region.
For that, “Japan will continue its proactive, diplomatic efforts for the stability of the region,” the minister said at a press conference.
Motegi added: “In another issue related to the nuclear issue in Iran, there is a dialogue with related countries in Vienna and we expect the US and Iran to make a progress and go back to the Nuclear Deal. We expect that, and we are closely monitoring the dialogue and how turns out.”
Motegi said that, as with the results of elections that take place in other countries, Japan will refrain from making comments on Iran’s election. “We will make efforts for further enhancement of the Japan-Iran bilateral relationship and at the same time we would like to utilize the tradition of an amicable relationship between the two countries,” the foreign minister said.