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Japan takes up Jerusalem issue, proposes 4-party talks

Tokyo hopes to play mediator to US, Israelis and Palestinians

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is received by his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Amman on Dec.26.   © Reuters

ANMAN -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, currently touring the Middle East, has proposed four-party talks in Tokyo, a senior official of the Israeli Prime Minister's Office told The Nikkei.

The proposal is aimed at easing the tensions that U.S. President Donald Trump stoked earlier this month by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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