Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability.
The comments came at the start of Abe’s five-day Gulf tour as he hopes to ease tensions spiked by the US killing of a top Iranian general. The PM called “on all relevant countries to engage in diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions,” AFP said.
Tokyo has decided to send a destroyer for intelligence activities along with two P-3C patrol aircraft to the Middle East. However Japan will not join a US-led coalition in the region.
The prime minister’s tour includes visits to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.