May 9, 2018 / 2:01 AM / 10 months ago

Japan says will closely watch impact of U.S. withdrawal from Iran deal

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono waits to welcome ministers who participate in the 6th Ministerial-Level Meeting of the Four-Party (Japan, Jordan, Israel and Palestine) Consultative Unit for the "Corridor for Peace and Prosperity at the Dead Sea", Jordan, April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

TOKYO (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Wednesday Japan would closely monitor the impact of a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with Iran.

Kono said Japan would continue close talks with related nations toward maintaining a deal, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Reporting by Chris Gallagher and Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Paul Tait

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