• Monday, Jan 27, 2020
  • Last Update : 10:57 am

US official: Trump, Abe confirm 'joint desire' to stop Iran oil imports

  • Published at 12:35 pm April 28th, 2019
Web_Trump and Abe shaking hands
US President Donald Trump meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, April 26, 2019. REUTERS

They also confirmed a joint desire to see China cease militarization of disputed territories in the East China Sea

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday confirmed a joint desire to eliminate oil imports from Iran, a US official said.

The two leaders also discussed a “desire to see Iran change its path and seek a more peaceful course forward,” US Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty said in a call with reporters.

Trump and Abe also confirmed a joint desire to see China cease militarization of disputed territories in the East China Sea, Hagerty said.