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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to travel to Japan to meet with his counterpart Taro Kono on Tuesday amid heightened tensions in and around the Persian Gulf, Japanese government sources said Monday.

Zarif and Kono will hold their first talks since the United States last month called on allies including Japan to join a military coalition to safeguard commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz from Iranian threats.

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