Japan Talks With Saudis on Replacing Iranian Oil, Watan Reports

Japan asked Saudi Arabia to provide more crude oil to compensate for any loss in shipments from Iran, al-Watan reported, citing a foreign ministry spokesman.

Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba discussed security of oil supply and stability of oil prices during a visit to Riyadh yesterday, the Saudi daily reported, citing Masaru Sato from the Japanese ministry.

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