Selin ATAY-TDO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe said they wanted to play a big role in reaching a solution to the nuclear impasse between the two countries and in easing tensions in the Middle East.
Abe, expressed his country's desire to serve as a mediator between the United States and Iran, as expected from the international community. "We will continue all diplomatic initiatives to achieve the reduction of tension and stability in the region (Middle East) by continuing the dialogue decisively." He said
Abe announced at a press conference in the capital Tokyo that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could visit Japan. While Abe gave no clear details of the date of Rouhani's visit, diplomatic sources pointed to next week.
The U.S. administration had begun re-imposing sanctions on Tehran after it unilaterally withdrew in 2015 from the nuclear deal signed in 2018 Iran had asked members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany, which are parties to the agreement, to keep the agreement, but Tehran's expectation was unrequited.
As a fourth step, the Tehran administration decided to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal, and finally announced that it would start injecting gas into the centrifuge at its nuclear facility, on the grounds that European countries have not fulfilled their commitments to the nuclear deal.