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Japanese PM caves to pressure from his puppet master the US and cancels trip to Iran

With Washington’s growing open hostility to Iran, many countries are left in a bit of an economic conundrum, and Japan is no exception. These countries are left in the dilemma of looking after their own best interest verses pleasing their sacred idol America.  Trump has been breathing down Abe’s throat now for a while about cutting off all oil purchases from Iran, but the government of Japan says that they can’t lessen the amount any further without doing damage to their economy.

Reuters reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given up on a plan to visit Iran this summer, Kyodo News said on Wednesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly tough line against Tehran.
The visit to Iran would have been the first by a Japanese leader in 40 years, forming part of Abe’s scheduled tour through the Middle East from July 11, Kyodo said.
But Japan has told Iran Abe would not be able to visit its capital, Tehran, despite arrangements it had been making for talks with President Hassan Rouhani, the agency added, citing government sources.
However, Motosada Matano, a spokesman for the Japanese prime minister’s office, told Reuters nothing had been decided about Abe’s overseas travel plans.

The decision not to visit Iran was made in light of Trump’s push to isolate Tehran and choke off its oil exports, after he pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear pact in May.

The United States has urged Japan and its other allies to stop buying Iranian crude oil entirely by Nov. 4.

Japan, which has traditionally had stable ties with Iran, on which it relied for decades as a key source of oil, has told the Trump administration it cannot further cut or halt crude imports from the country, for fear of risks to its economy, Kyodo added.

Since they aren’t completely able to cease all oil purchases from Iran at this moment in time, the next best thing is to publicly offend Iran by scheduling meetings to then cancel. Maybe this will appease the overlords a little longer and buy time so that they can hope for a delay in the cutoff date.

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Roberto Solari
Roberto Solari
September 5, 2018

Japan bends the knee. sad really to see such a proud nation act as a vassal state of the DC sociopaths.

dago dingo
dago dingo
September 5, 2018

Truly sickening stuff. What was once a feared empire, now licks the bums of Washingtons psychopathic elites. Truly nauseating stuff.

Nicole Temple
Nicole Temple
September 5, 2018

Here is an article that explains the main reason why there is so much distrust between Iran and the United States:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2018/05/the-history-of-animosity-between-iran.html

Iran has a long and recent history of being on the receiving end of Washington’s plans for the Middle East which have turned out to be significantly unfavourable for the Iranian people.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
September 5, 2018

Ultimately, its about Iran’s oil. Imagine one or two nations controlling the oil riches and transportation lanes of Russia and Iran? Neither one would necessarily be Russia or Iran.

Halford Mackinder would be proud. I wouldn’t be.

andyoldlabour
andyoldlabour
September 5, 2018

It is about time other countries placed sanctions on the US for all the wars it has started and all the coups it has carried out.

John Mason
John Mason
September 5, 2018

No way that Russia will give any of the Kiril islands to Japan, especially now when one witnesses the Japanese vassals in action.

Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes
Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes
September 5, 2018

theduran format changed again?

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