Japan tries to thwart collapse of Iran nuclear deal

The Wall Street Journal | Chieko Tsuneoka: Shinzo Abe urges visiting Iranian president to abide by 2015 agreement

Japan urged Iran to adhere to a 2015 nuclear deal as their leaders met on Friday, but Iran’s president said Washington was at fault for Mideast tensions because it pulled out of the multinational accord.

President Hassan Rouhani, the first Iranian leader to visit Japan since 2000, met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has sought to serve as a mediator between the U.S. and Iran, a longtime friend and oil supplier to Tokyo.

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