KharraziLoans to Iran will not be resumed when Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi visits Japan in the fall, although Japan will continue to assist Iranian reforms, a top Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

Kharrazi — the first Iranian foreign minister to visit Japan since 1987 — is expected to seek a resumption of loans to Iran for a dam project suspended since 1994 as a result of U.S. opposition.

The official said it was important that Iran becomes a country well accepted by the international community through its open-door policy under President Mohammed Khatami.

The two countries reached a basic agreement on the visits Tuesday during two days of vice-ministerial talks in Tehran.

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