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Abe says he will meet Iran's Rouhani this month in New York

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the end of the month, as regional tensions rise in the Middle East after the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities, public broadcaster NHK said.

It was during a meeting with members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Abe repeated his intention of speaking with Rouhani on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly(UNGA) in New York, according to NHK.

Abe added that he would travel to Belgium after the UNGA session and meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, NHK said.

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Abe san, please present a Harley Davidson Sportster Iron to Mr Rouhani as a gift to the AK, and ask the AK to stop trying to be a badass so he can buy a Harley.

Tell him you know it's not fair that when MBS walks into a Harley showroom he gets the full regular badass greeting, but when you try the sales lady keep saying your real leather jacket is made of pleather and that you should try the Vespa showrrom down the road.

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To do absolutely nothing

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Ok, then what?

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Japan is in a real bind. On the one hand it can't bite the hand of its imperial master the U.S. On the other hand it needs Iranian oil to survive.

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I wonder if they will be having a great slice of chocolate cake together at Trump Tower. Can't wait to see the photos.

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Japan inc. Buys Iranian Oil. Its the perfect reason for Abe to get a feel for the situation. He could switch to an oii deal with Russia whose prices are low at 40 to 45 usd a barrel. Since I do not think Rouhani will be attending the UN climate change summit.

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In all truth I think initially, early on in his presidency. Pres Trump wanted key figures to handle situations on their side of the world. Like the Crown Prince MBS handling the Gulf, Middle East and UAE. Good in theory but not in actuality. PM Abe may get further with Iran then some other leaders.

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PM Abe may get further with Iran then some other leaders.

But there is a fundamental contrast between Japan and Iran. Japan is opposed to further nuclear proliferation. Iran is a nuclear proliferator.

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