Japanese PM to Meet with Iranian Pres. Over Tension with U.S.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to meet with Iranian officials over growing tension with the United States.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed in Tehran on Wednesday on a mission to ease tensions between the U.S. and Iran, just hours after Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen launched an attack on an airport in Saudi Arabia, wounding 26 people.

Abe’s trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate the crisis as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers, an accord that the Trump administration pulled out of last year. It’s also the first visit of a sitting Japanese premier in the 40 years since the Islamic Revolution.

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