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Abe urges Iran to play constructive role in easing Middle East tensions

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Does Shin-chan know how to do anything except urge?

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Abe tried really hard to be a world leader. He traveled a lot, talked a lot, and let us all wish him the best: to be a real world leader.

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Abe tried really hard to be a world leader. He traveled a lot, talked a lot, and let us all wish him the best: to be a real world leader.

One that is elected, unlike the Chinese leaders.

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Chip Star, hahaha, one dimensional thinking. There are many ways to elect leaders. Abe was elected by votes, Chinese leaders are elected by people and performances.

Nope. That's not how elections work. Sorry to expose yet another lie you've been taught by the CCP.

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Abe also urged Iran to fulfill its responsibility as a nation along the Persian Gulf to ensure the safety of passing ships, a critical issue for Japan as it depends on the Middle East for oil.

The Iranians, Saudis, Emiratis, Russians, Americans and other oil exporting nations know Japan is resource poor and dependent on them to supply fuels. The oil exporters know full well Japanese leaders, both government and business, have done far too little to reduce reliance on them. Japan remains vulnerable to those nations and their whims because of the poor decisions made by Japanese leaders over the last century. Japan's ruling fossils are stuck like fossils in a fossil economy. Fossils are neither 'cool' nor 'sexy'.

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Chinese leaders are elected by people and performances.

Chinese leaders are elected by... oh wait, no they aren't,, they appoint themselves leader-for-life.

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something tells me Iran doesn't give a crap what Japan thinks or urges them to do.

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Fossil fuels are not the only options . . .

But if Iran wants to sell it's black magic, it ought to keep it's ear close to the gorund.

Times are changing.

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abe should be telling all this to his orange faced master who started this mess. What a joke.

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abe should be telling all this to his orange faced master who started this mess. What a joke.

Right. Trump forced Iran to attack Saudi Arabia. Iran is a trouble maker in the region whether or not Trump likes them.

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Abe the deal maker! The guy that can talk to anyone on the world stage. It’s not a bad look either.

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Iran and Japan need to stand up to the Great Satan and its bullying ways.

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It seems like a positive move for Abe to at least talk to the Iranians, and to stay out of Trump's military and economic adventurism against Iran when so many are being bullied by the USA to join in. Even if nothing comes of it, I can't see any grounds for criticism.

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What makes anyone believe it was Iran that attacked Saudi oil facilities?

Because the Orange Buffoon, the Pompous Pirate and their European and Gulf cronies say so?

What about a bit of evidence?

Just as with the accusations of Assad using CW's, with no evidence, and no rational, contrary contrary to their obvious interests, but perfectly in line with their head-chopping proxy mercenaries interests in providing a False Flag op to induce the Western War Criminal Coalition to attack Assad's forces (and indeed, the obvious False Flag attack on friendly Japan's oil tanker). Even the attack on Afghanistan was done with zero evidence, just Yankee accusations, and I don't need to remind anyone of Saddam's non-existent 'WMD's' (conservative estimate 1.5 million dead)

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As the old Chinese proverb say 'you can't fly high like an eagle if you rub with turkeys'. Iran is a turkey, and Abe san is not doing himself or Japan any favour by dealing with these turkeys.

If this is how Iran behave now, imagine what it would be like when they have nukes, I'm so very disappointed in Trump for saying he can see a path forward to peace with Iran.

Iran already said they won't negotiate. Just cut them off from the world already, like Cuba, send a message, play with nukes, bye bye world.

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He seems like an 8th-grader telling every adult he come across what they should do. :)

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What makes anyone believe it was Iran that attacked Saudi oil facilities?

Has the convincing evidence been de-classified and shown to the world?

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Hopefully, Abe also urged Saudi Arabia to stop attacking impoverished Yemen...he didn’t?

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In a few days Abe words to Iran will be known as ventriloquist Trump using this perfect Abe puppet. Perhaps even better accomplishment rather than the mouth from Trump himself.

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Abe has no grasp at all of politics or policy that isn't centered on Japan.

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President Hassan was quoted as saying, "whatever messenger boy".

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One that is elected, unlike the Chinese leaders.

Unlike the democratically-elected reviled Trump .

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Why not urge Trump to stop destabilizing the Middle East?

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Unlike the democratically-elected reviled Trump .

The US isn't a democracy. Learn what a 'Constitutional Republic' is and you'll understand how he was elected. Don't feel bad, a lot of Americans don't understand how their own country works...

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If the Saudis bomb civilians with the weapons we give them, are we responsible for bombing those civilians? I mean our military might be disappointed we didn't get to kill any more civilians ourselves but we would not accuse ourselves of 'atrocity' because of the Saudi's behaviors. BUT, holding the manufacturers and sellers of WMDs responsible for what the receiver does with them seems like a GOOD idea. And we could start with Hiroshima and Nagasaki and our two experiments of the effects of Nuclear weapons on living, breathing women and children and old folks because that was all that was left in those two martyred, immolated cities. From there we have no end of choices of weapons makers, users, facilitators...psychopaths all. Why would we start with Iran? Oh, yeah, money. Whose money? Oh, yeah, can't say or I will be censored. And then there is intimidation, media burning at the stake, blackmail (see: Woodrow Wilson), and even 'heart attack'. And they are ALL being used in U.S. politics today. The United States is afflicted with an insidious parasite which we all KNOW but cannot say. Like Toxoplasmosis, it changes our behavior to favor the parasite even as we know them as monsters by their continued monstrous behavior. And now they have once again certified their national psychopathy in a re-election of their most publicly corrupt leader. It's time the world ridded itself of this social disease that we thought we had stamped out in 1945 but has arisen again in the most seemingly ironic of groups. But that irony is a delusion because this group and that group were FULL PARTNERS in the story of that time. Virulent, violent racism from those we'd expect it from the least. And that is our Iran story. The usual lies with no substance other than as examples of our own behavior. And, as destructive as I believe Abe to be for Japan's future, good on ya here, Shinz!

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The usual lies with no substance

Oh my god everybody is in on it!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/european-leaders-join-u-s-in-blaming-iran-for-saudi-oil-attacks-urge-new-deal-11569280372

Or it might just be true.

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Japan's PM only wants to show himself who "be doing something" toward Japanese general public.

Such a Japan's self-styled "mediator" can say nothing to US,and can do nothing but being "messenger for US".

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