May 10, 2019, 7:23 PM
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Japan willing to mediate between Iran, US

Beijing, May 10, IRNA - Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura referred to Japan’s good ties with both Iran and the US, saying Japan is willing to mediate between two countries to save Iran nuclear deal.

According to Japanese media ‘Japan Times’, Nishimura told reporters: “We intend to contribute to regional peace and stability, utilizing our traditional friendly relations with Iran.”

Earlier, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Yoshihide Suga said friendly relations between Iran and Japan is the guarantee for solving regional problems namely those related to Iran deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Meanwhile earlier, Omani ambassador to Washington Hunaina Al-Mughairy addressed the current heightened tension between Tehran and Washington following the US administration’s decision to end sanctions waivers for Iranian oil imports, saying that Muscat would be willing to help mediate the crisis if the sides would find such support helpful.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran will give a 60-day moratorium to the states parties to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to remedy their breaches and restore Iran's interests enshrined by the international deal.

Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in a statement announced that Iran has stopped some of its commitments under the JCPOA as of May 8, 2019.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message said “On May 8 2018, US withdrew from #JCPOA, violated #UNSCR 2231 & pressured others—incl #E3—to do the same After a year of patience, Iran stops measures that US has made impossible to continue Our action is within the terms of JCPOA.”

He added 'EU/E3+2 has a narrowing window to reverse this'.

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