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    Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the Japanese government intends to support companies cooperating with Iran, including via the conclusion of the bilateral investment agreement.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — Japan seeks to develop cooperation with Iran in line with the removal of economic sanctions introduced by the UN Security Council, the country’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday.

    "Measures will be taken quickly on the basis of UN Security Council decisions, the relevant departments are working on the issue," he told reporters.

    Suga added that the Japanese government intends to support companies cooperating with Iran, including via the conclusion of the bilateral investment agreement.

    The European Union, the United States and the United Nations lifted their sanctions against the Islamic Republic after the International Atomic Energy Agency verified late on Saturday Tehran’s compliance with a nuclear agreement.

    Iran and six world powers — the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany — signed a nuclear deal last July. It guaranteed the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

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