• Kyodo, Staff Report

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Defense Minister Taro Kono spoke by phone with his Iranian counterpart Amir Hatami to explain Tokyo’s plan to dispatch a destroyer and two patrol airplanes to the Middle East, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Thursday.

Hatami didn’t show any negative response to the planned dispatch of the Maritime Self-Defense Force unit, according to Kono, who spoke to reporters in Tokyo after the phone conversation.

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