Brink of peace? Japan’s Shinzo Abe called on to play mediator in Iran

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What is Shinzo Abe doing in Tehran? The first visit by a Japanese prime minister to Iran in 40 years follows the recent state visit by Donald Trump to Tokyo. Trump and Abe who enjoy strong relations. Japan, not a signatory of the nuclear deal from which the U-S walked away from last year and which has had to bow to U-S warnings not to buy Iranian oil. The U-S Secretary of State in Switzerland at the start of the month. The Swiss who act as a go between with the Islamic Republic.

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