Deepening Tehran-Tokyo ties important: President Rouhani

President.ir – President stressed the development of Tehran-Tokyo relations and appreciated Japan’s efforts to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 

Speaking in a meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe on Tuesday in New York on the sidelines of the 74th Session of United Nations General Assembly, President Hassan Rouhani referred to the Japanese PM’s recent visit to Tehran and stressed swift implementation of agreements made in the visit.

He also appreciated the Japanese government’s efforts in saving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and stressed further promotion of economic relations between the two countries.

At the same meeting, Prime Minister Abe said, “Tokyo will continue supporting the Iran nuclear deal”.

He also went on to refer to his latest visit to Tehran and the Supreme Leader’s fatwa prohibiting nuclear weapons, expressing that he was glad with Dr Rouhani’s initiative for regional security.

“Tokyo is Iran’s long-standing friend and will do its best for reducing tensions in the region,” he said.