EghtesadOnline: Japanese refiners have started weighing alternative crude supply sources that would not need to transit through the Strait of Hormuz, including from the Red Sea side in Saudi Arabia, West Africa and the US, amid rising tensions in the region, Petroleum Association of Japan President Takashi Tsukioka said Friday.
EghtesadOnline: Water issues (including scarcity of drinking water, poor infrastructure, floods and droughts) are crucial in developing nations like Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Japan’s government left its assessment of the economy unchanged in June, after revising it down twice in the past three months, even as the escalating US-China trade war threatens to take a heavier toll on global growth.
EghtesadOnline: The Japanese government has been requesting the United States for concrete evidence to back its allegation that Iran attacked two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, government sources said on Sunday.
EghtesadOnline: Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that he had no reply to the message he was delivering from US President Donald Trump, as he does not consider him worthy of communication.
EghtesadOnline: Japan's government officials are reportedly making final preparations for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned visit to Tehran next month to hold meetings with top Iranian officials.
EghtesadOnline: US President Donald Trump on Monday backed the Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe's interest in using his country's good relations with Iran to help broker a possible dialogue between the US and its nemesis in the Middle East.
EghtesadOnline: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran in June for talks with Iranian officials to help ease escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran, government sources said on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: The Japanese government hopes to mediate between the United States and Iran to rescue the landmark 2015 international nuclear deal, officials said.
EghtesadOnline: The European Union and Japan on Thursday reiterated their support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name of Iran’s nuclear deal, despite mounting pressure from the US on the Islamic Republic.