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Japan's Abe looks to visit Iran this year

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has informed the Iranian government that he wishes to visit the country this year, a first trip by a Japanese leader in 38 years.

     Abe hopes to swing by around the time he goes to Kenya in late August. Now that the U.S. and Europe have lifted their economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation, Abe intends to take the initiative to strengthen economic ties between Japan and Iran.

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