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Japan supports Tehran declaration

Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada has renewed his country’s support for the Tehran nuclear declaration as a solution to Iran’s nuclear issue.

“Japan wants the Tehran nuclear declaration implemented and this has also been stressed in the past,” Okada said in a meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in Kabul on Tuesday.

The two top diplomats were among senior representatives from over 40 countries who were attending a high-level conference in the Afghan capital.

Okada also called for further cooperation between Iran and Japan in their efforts to support Afghanistan.

Mottaki, for his part said that the Tehran declaration “can build confidence among all parties” engaged in talks on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Brazil signed the declaration in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 17, according to which the Islamic Republic would ship 1200 kilograms of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey to be exchanged for 120 kilograms of 20 percent enriched nuclear fuel rods to power the Tehran research reactor, which produces radioisotopes for cancer treatment.

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