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Japan raises concerns over Iran's nuclear enrichment and drone supplies to Russia for Ukraine war

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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RichardPearceAug. 8 11:50 pm JST

Funny how America's numerous invasions aren't grounds for people viewing it, and the coup installed regimes it backs, with suspicion and concern.

Funny how zero US troops are in combat at the moment.

Especially given that it is one of the holdouts not pledging no first use of nuclear weapons.

Also funny how the US is a primary target of terrorism, in many cases backed by your heroes, that will require instant retaliation.

The only nuclear weapons threat Russia has made is in the case of major attacks on Russia.

Oh really? Wow, that is a tremendous increase in risk of major attack on Russia in the past year or so. I guess if you cynically claim drones heading for the Kremlin after its criminal invasion to be a major attack, you could contort yourself into claiming that.

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Funny how America's numerous invasions aren't grounds for people viewing it, and the coup installed regimes it backs, with suspicion and concern.

They are. America was disgraceful with their invasion of Iraq, and subsequent refusal to take any responsibility for it, nor punish anyone for the egregious actions taken against Iraqi citizens.

But that in no way justifies Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which is happening right now.

When you have a gaping wound that is bleeding, you don't focus your efforts on a scab somewhere else on your body.

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Funny how America's numerous invasions aren't grounds for people viewing it, and the coup installed regimes it backs, with suspicion and concern.

Especially given that it is one of the holdouts not pledging no first use of nuclear weapons. The only nuclear weapons threat Russia has made is in the case of major attacks on Russia.

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TaiwanIsNotChinaToday  05:25 pm JST

So simple logic here but I'll walk you through it: Iran supplies weapons to Russia which hasinvaded someone. Also you could say Iran has invaded Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen with irregular forces.

ummm the US is the only UNinvited country in Syria. Illegally occupying the northern oil rich section of the country….hmmm guess standards only go one way for you….

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Japan is speaking on behalf of America's anger. Every words spoken by Mr.Kishida was what Biden told him 24hours ago!

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SanjinosebleedToday 05:20 pm JST

TaiwanIsNotChinaToday  03:12 pm JST

SanjinosebleedToday 09:11 am JST

Iran raises concern over Japan's release of radioactive waste release I to the ocean and it's supply of supplies/weapons to Ukraine and Taiwan....

Ukraine and Taiwan haven't invaded anybody. Would like to see anybody with the cojones to tell Zelenskyy he is an invader to his face, though.

get off the drugs muppet! Iran hasn’t invaded anyone either! Geez you shills are useless!

So simple logic here but I'll walk you through it: Iran supplies weapons to Russia which has invaded someone. Also you could say Iran has invaded Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen with irregular forces.

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TaiwanIsNotChinaToday  03:12 pm JST

SanjinosebleedToday 09:11 am JST

Iran raises concern over Japan's release of radioactive waste release I to the ocean and it's supply of supplies/weapons to Ukraine and Taiwan....

Ukraine and Taiwan haven't invaded anybody. Would like to see anybody with the cojones to tell Zelenskyy he is an invader to his face, though.

get off the drugs muppet! Iran hasn’t invaded anyone either! Geez you shills are useless!

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“japan Inc need to develop clean energy alternatives”

Not sure what this has to do with the story but Japan already has nuclear power and you can’t get any cleaner than that.

Japan doesn’t want Iran to give Russia drones then Japan should stop giving money to Ukraine.

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SanjinosebleedToday 09:11 am JST

Iran raises concern over Japan's release of radioactive waste release I to the ocean and it's supply of supplies/weapons to Ukraine and Taiwan....

Ukraine and Taiwan haven't invaded anybody. Would like to see anybody with the cojones to tell Zelenskyy he is an invader to his face, though.

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Mr KiplingToday 11:22 am JST

Since then, Iran's government has been galloping ahead with its nuclear program, openly exceeding the deal’s limits on uranium enrichment and stockpiling, and building a new nuclear facility.

As they are free to do after the US unilaterally ended the agreement. An agreement that Iran was following to the letter.

Is that the sound of a SNAPing back of UN sanctions I hear? Why yes, I believe it is.

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We gave $8.6 billion to a country with no ties to japan, that kills its own citizens for speaking Russian. Now USA war to Iran?

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nosukeToday  01:48 pm JST

Kishikun wants to pretend that he is working for the Japanese interest...

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Kishikun going to too many countries and wants a picture taken as he pose like some super star

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They just made a deal to export all the hash Iran is confiscating domestically and export it to Japan. That’s what they SHOULD be doing. Life would be so much more tolerable in Japan, like back in the 90’s when you used to see a lot of Iranian guys in Ueno Park / Ameyoko.

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PS, given that Zelensky's attack on a civilian tanker was carried out using an Iranian sea drone (unless of course you see superficial resemblance and an accusation not grounds for believing that drone was Iranian) did the Japanese representatives voice their concerns about Iran arming both sides?

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japan Inc need to develop clean energy alternatives soon so the country can become more independent and not have to rely heavily on states like Iran Saudi Arabia the. USA snd Russia any more

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Japan's Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi raised the two issues during talks with his visiting Iranian counterpart.

Official press releases on both sides may have nothing in reality to what was actually discussed.

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Since then, Iran's government has been galloping ahead with its nuclear program, openly exceeding the deal’s limits on uranium enrichment and stockpiling, and building a new nuclear facility.

As they are free to do after the US unilaterally ended the agreement. An agreement that Iran was following to the letter.

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Biden will be be so angry about his puppet buying oil from Iran,

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Japan has nothing to say to IRAN. sovereign Iran's internal affair is not Japanese business.

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Why is Hosien Amir looking so happy when Fumio Kishida shakes his hand? Is he smiling off Iran's treachery supplying the Kremlin with drones

to kill Ukrainians?

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How is it that the Iranians are all without ties in the high heat and humidity but the Japanese are?

Cool Biz is just a platitude for J politicians

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@Mark Did we read the same article? The article reports that Iran is supplying weapons to Russia and is taking steps so it can quickly build nuclear weapons if it decides to do so.

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Iran is good cover for China to smuggle stuff into Russia.

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Iran raises concern over Japan's release of radioactive waste release I to the ocean and it's supply of supplies/weapons to Ukraine and Taiwan....

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Again late! Even for concerns that cost nothing and require no setting of any infrastructure. I sincerely love you Japan (no sarcasm intended).

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Iran could do itself a lot of favors by being on the right side of history, I am hoping that this is the first step towards that.

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It's not like there never was concern.

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What is this? Picture day at the LDP offices?

First that woman with the 3900 yen a month raise papers and now some Iranians who have no idea who Kishi even is?

what? Did they have to fit every single photo opp in one day, so kish can go on another little trip to anywhere but Japan again?

on the Japanese tax payers money, of course.

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"Suspected" of selling combat drones to Russia? There's already plenty of proof. And for Kishida to look so smiley-faced hosting a representative of an oppressive regime that supports Russia's hostilities against Ukraine is an insult.

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I can't imagine what leverage Japan has over Iran other than money, which is not actually leverage at all.

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Smiley Japanese faces for the visiting Iranian FM. Interesting.

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Looks like the face of a man who's just sold some oil,to me.

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