In comments published Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had discussed the possible mediation between Iran and the USA with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of a G-20 meeting.
Erdogan says he is willing to mediate between the United States and Iran to ease tensions over Iran’s nuclear program.
Erdogan also said that Abe asked the Turkish leader whether Turkey and Japan could act together in this matter.
Erdogan spoke to Turkish journalists during a visit to China. His comments were published in the pro-government Sabah newspaper.
Iran has warned that it will increase its enrichment of uranium as tensions rise a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.