Trump and Japan’s Abe confirm ‘joint desire’ to stop Iran oil imports

US President Donald Trump meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday confirmed a joint desire to eliminate oil imports from Iran, a US official said.

The two leaders also discussed a “desire to see Iran change its path and seek a more peaceful course forward,” US Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty said in a call with reporters.

Trump and Abe also confirmed a joint desire to see China cease militarization of disputed territories in the East China Sea, Hagerty said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53