Japan to send vice-minister to Iran to build economic ties

August 7, 2015 8:51 AM

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TOKYO Japan is sending a senior trade and industry official to Iran along with executives from the oil, gas and other industries after a landmark agreement reached on the country's disputed nuclear program.

The agreement paved the way for a relaxation of sanctions and international delegations are now flocking to Tehran seeking business in the biggest economy to rejoin the global trading and financial system since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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