– Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Friday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, to abide by the 2015 nuclear agreement, stressing that Japan will do everything in its power to ensure stability in the Middle East.
Abe added at the start of a meeting between the two leaders in Tokyo, that Japan would like to do its utmost to ease tensions and stabilize the situation in the Middle East, and for Iran, it is his strong hope that the country will fully implement the nuclear agreement and play a constructive role for peace and stability in the region.
In 2015, Iran, the United States, and other countries signed a joint action plan, under which Tehran curbed its uranium enrichment capacity and won sanctions relief in return.
Subsequently, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement, and increased sanctions on Iran to put pressure on its economy by ending its international sales of crude oil.
This, Rouhani called on the Japanese Prime Minister today, to work with other countries to help preserve the nuclear agreement, as it is a very important agreement for Iran, adding that this is an additional reason for him to strongly criticize the departure of the United States from the agreement, and he hopes that Japan and other countries will work. Others in the world strive to help keep the nuclear deal in place.
Iran says it has enriched uranium only for civilian purposes, but the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency believe it has had a nuclear weapons program.