Japan PM to visit Iran next week

<p>SHINZO Abe plans to travel to Iran next week, officials said today, the first visit by a Japanese prime minister in more than four decades as Tokyo hopes to mediate between Washington and Tehran.</p> <p>A government official told AFP that Tokyo was &#8220;still arranging details, including whom our prime minister will meet there&#8221; but local media have said Abe will hold talks with Iran&#8217;s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.</p>

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