Iran Calls On Japan to Release Assets


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Japan to release the Islamic Republic’s financial resources.

In a meeting with the new ambassador of Japan to Tehran on Tuesday, Rouhani stressed the need for the release of Iran’s financial resources held in Tokyo and for the rapid implementation of the joint agreements.

Iran is eager to boost cooperation with Japan as a major country in East Asia, he said, adding that Tehran welcomes the expansion of economic and scientific relations with Tokyo.

The president also expressed hope that the new conditions would result in the presence of more Japanese companies in Iran for the development of national scientific and technological projects.

For his part, Japanese Ambassador Kazutoshi Aikawa said Tokyo is resolved to promote interaction with Tehran in the fields of mutual interest.

Describing Japan and Iran as two close partners, the envoy said implementation of a technical cooperation agreement would provide ample opportunities for mutual cooperation.

Kazutoshi expressed Japan’s full support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying his country will stand by Iran.

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

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