Japan’s PM Visits Iran: Oil Trade Is On The Agenda

Oil trade and the U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil industry will likely be part of the discussions that Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold with Iran’s officials on the first visit of a sitting Japanese premier to Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.   U.S. ally Japan will officially mark 90 years of diplomatic relations with Iran. Some analysts see Japan’s Abe as a possible mediator in trying to de-escalate tensions between the United States and Iran, while Iran is reportedly hoping that the Japanese prime minister…