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Japan to reduce oil imports from Iran

01-12-2012 15:15 BJT

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The US and Japan are seeking cooperation on stricter sanctions on Iran to curb its nuclear programme.

The move comes as US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, meets with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Finance Minister Jun Azumi in Tokyo.

Japan will start to reduce oil imports from Iran, in support of US sanctions on Tehran.

According to Japan's Finance Minister Jun Azumi, the country imports about 10 percent of its oil from Iran. He stressed that Iran's nuclear development can't be ignored by the world, and Tokyo understands Washington's actions.

Azumi also said working out a plan for non-oil imports would take time.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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