ANKARA 

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Friday arrived in Tokyo to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to local media.

It is first time in last 19 years that any Iranian president visited Japan. Former President Mohammad Khatami last visited Japan in October 2000.

Japan’s Kyodo news reported that the two sides will be discussing tensions in the Middle East, Iran’s nuclear project, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Tokyo’s plans to send its forces to guard Strait of Hormuz.

Japanese premier is “expected to express concern” about Iranian moves since May to “undermine” the 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and

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