Ja­pan PM Abe plan­ning talks with Pres­i­dent Rouhani in NY

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the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the nu­clear deal de­spite the US with­drawal, the source said. Un­der the deal, Iran agreed to curb its nu­clear pro­gram in ex­change for the lift­ing of eco­nomic sanc­tions.

Abe and Rouhani are also likely to dis­cuss Ja­pan’s eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion with Iran, it said.

Ja­panese For­eign Min­is­ter Taro Kono is mulling vis­it­ing Iran around mid-oc­to­ber if he re­tains the min­is­te­rial post in a cabi­net reshuf­fle Abe would hold in early Oc­to­ber, the source said.

Ja­pan hopes to main­tain ties with Iran, on which it de­pends for crude oil im­ports. The two pres­i­dents are plan­ning to meet on the side­lines of the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly later this month for the sixth straight year, it said.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump pulled the United States out of a 2015 in­ter­na­tional nu­clear deal be­tween Tehran and other ma­jor pow­ers, and re­in­stated some of its sanc­tions against Iran.

Wash­ing­ton has been call­ing for a halt to oil im­ports from Iran by Nov. 4 and in­tends to im­pose sanc­tions on coun­tries that con­tinue to buy oil from the coun­try.

Ja­pan has been ask­ing for a waiver dur­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions with its ma­jor ally but has faced dif­fi­cul­ties in se­cur­ing an ex­emp­tion.

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