Trump and Japan’s Abe confirm ‘joint desire’ to stop Iran oil imports: U.S. official

April 27, 2019

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday confirmed a joint desire to eliminate oil imports from Iran, a U.S. official said.

The two leaders also discussed a “desire to see Iran change its path and seek a more peaceful course forward,” U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty said in a call with reporters.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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