Zarif said he has exchanged views with his Japanese counterpart on a range of issues, including “the catastrophic US-engineered situation in Afghanistan”.

NOURNEWS - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Japanese counterpart on Sunday.

Zarif said he has exchanged views with his Japanese counterpart on a range of issues, including “the catastrophic US-engineered situation in Afghanistan”.

Zarif made the remarks in a tweet after a meeting with Motegi in Tehran on Sunday, which came one week after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan following the US abrupt military withdrawal that put an end to a futile two-decade war.

The ill-prepared US pullout plunged Afghanistan into chaos, with thousands of people still at Kabul’s international airport racing to flee the South Asian country.

Zarif said in addition to the Afghan situation, the two sides discussed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as well as ties between Tehran and Tokyo.

“Pleased to host Japanese FM Motegi in Tehran on Sunday,” he wrote. “In what is probably my last meeting with a counterpart as Iran’s foreign minister, we discussed strengthening bilateral relations, how to resuscitate the JCPOA and the catastrophic US-engineered situation in Afghanistan.”


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