Japanese firms hopeful of working with Iran: Envoy

IRNA – Japan ambassador in Tehran Mitsugu Saito said that despite sanctions, the Japanese companies are hopeful of working with Iran.

Addressing a meeting with South Khorasan Governor Mohammad Sadeq Motamedian, Saito said the Japanese firms are seriously involved in sanctions but despite some European companies’ withdrawal from Iran they are still working in the country.

Referring to US disrespect to Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has always respected international agreement, said the ambassador.

He added that today the international community is supporting the deal.

Referring to South Khorasan Province’s various potentials, he said Japan will review Iran’s requests in different fields.

Meanwhile, Motamedian elaborated on the capacities of the province especially in economic field, saying South Khorasan hails Japanese companies’ investment in mineral field.

Pointing to the fact that 76% of Iran coal resources are in South Khorasan, he said 1,500 national historical works, 4 international works, and 40 handicrafts are among tourist attractions of the province.