Iranian Official Denies Plan to Discuss US Message in Presidential Visit to Japan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian president’s chief of staff dismissed speculation that President Hassan Rouhani might discuss a message from the US government in an upcoming trip to Japan.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday, Mahmoud Vaezi dismissed reports that a message from the US is going to be discussed during Rouhani’s upcoming visit to Japan.
“The (presidential) trip will be made within the framework of bilateral visits and meetings between the officials of Tehran and Tokyo,” Vaezi added.
He also said that Japan’s special envoy is now in Tehran to make arrangements for the presidential visit to Japan later this month.
Last week, Vaezi said Rouhani will visit Malaysia before traveling to Japan at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.
Abe visited Tehran in June to become the first Japanese leader to travel to Iran in more than four decades.
The Japanese prime minister met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and the Iranian president.