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Japan Says Jailing of Roxana Regrettable

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Japan weighs in on Roxana’s situation with comments yesterday by Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura:

Japan said Monday that the jailing of Saberi was regrettable and that Tokyo hopes to be a mediator between Washington and Tehran.

“I regret such an outcome,” government spokesman Takeo Kawamura said.

“As for the future of the US-Iran relationship, which is showing signs of detente… I think we need to play a mediator role given that Japan has a warm relationship with Iran,” he said.

“Japan is paying close attention to the issue, even though Japan would not directly interfere in the matter.”

Written by Keith Kamisugi

April 20, 2009 at 12:56 am

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