Japan will gradually reduce export of Iranian oil
Tokyo will gradually reduce the export of oil from Iran, said the Minister of Finance of Japan Jun Azumi after meeting with his U.S. counterpart Timothy Geithner, RIA Novosti reported.
"Ten percent of oil exports to our country falls on Iran. We are going to further reduce this share faster and gradually", said Minister of Finance. At the same time, he shared his concern that the sanctions against Iran could have a negative impact on the world economy and particularly in Japan.
Note that Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that danger of a U.S. military strike on Iran is real. "There is a likelihood of military escalation, to which Americans urge Israel", he said.
"At this point, the U.S. considered Iran its main problem. They want to turn Tehran from enemy into loyal partner and to change the ruling regime there by all the means. They use the economic blockade and massive aid to the opposition forces that could implement a "color revolution" there", said Security Council Secretary of the Russian Federation.