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Japan says it supports Iran nuclear talks
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_at2(132).jpgTEHRAN – Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi says that Tokyo supports the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the world powers, expressing optimism that the talks would lead to a comprehensive nuclear agreement.

The Japanese diplomat made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian First Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi in Tehran on Monday.

He added that Japanese companies are keenly interested in investing in the Iranian vast market, and expressed hope that once the grounds are prepared for doing business with Iran, Japanese companies would make investment in Iran.

For his part, Sarmadi said since Hassan Rouhani took office as president Iran has been experiencing a new atmosphere in its foreign relations. He added that exchanging visiting delegations between Tehran and Tokyo displays the two countries’ will to expand their ties.

He also touched upon the ongoing negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, saying the world powers should refrain from repeating their past mistakes by including issues which are outside of the framework of the talks.

Iran and the world powers – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – have been conducting negotiations to settle the dispute on Tehran’s nuclear program. The two sides aim to achieve a final agreement by July 20, in which Iran would agree to limit its nuclear activities in return for lifting of all nuclear-related sanctions.

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