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Trump and Japan's Abe confirm 'joint desire' to stop Iran oil imports - U.S. official

Trump and Japan's Abe confirm 'joint desire' to stop Iran oil imports - U.S. official
FILE PHOTO: U.S. ambassador to Japan William Hagerty speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Conference in Tokyo, Japan May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo -
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By Jan Wolfe

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday confirmed a joint desire to eliminate oil imports from Iran, a U.S. official said.

The two leaders also discussed a "desire to see Iran change its path and seek a more peaceful course forward," U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty said in a call with reporters.

Trump and Abe also confirmed a joint desire to see China cease militarization of disputed territories in the East China Sea, Hagerty said.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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