Japan's Suga says analyzing impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran

June 27, 2018 05:33
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TOKYO - Japan is closely analyzing the impact of US sanctions on Iran and will continue to talk with Washington and relevant nations so that Japanese firms will not be adversely affected, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that Japan and the US were in talks about the sanctions on Iran but declined to reveal details.He said Tokyo was also in contact with Iran.

The United States has told countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November and is unlikely to offer any exemptions, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on allies to cut off funding to Iran.

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