Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said: military confrontation with Iran impacts global peace and stability.
The comments came at the start of Abe’s five-day Persian Gulf tour as he hopes to ease tensions spiked by the US act to assassinate a top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani . The PM called “on all relevant countries to engage in diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions,”.
Tokyo has decided to send a destroyer for intelligence activities along with two P-3C patrol aircraft to the Middle East. However Japan will not join a US-led coalition in the region.
The prime minister’s tour includes visits to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.