President Hassan Rouhani says Iran's doors are open to Japanese government and companies, urging Tehran and Tokyo to not allow any third country to damage their friendly bilateral relations, ONA reports citing IRNA.
President Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting with the Japanese cultural, economic and political officials in Tokyo on Saturday before departing for Tehran.
"Iran attaches great importance to relations with Japan," said the president stressing that the two countries are important and influential in Asia and the world.
During the past few years, top Iranian and Japanese officials have held talks over ten times which indicates the two sides' determination to further develop bilateral cooperation, the President added.
"I think, today, there is no obstacle but the US illegal sanctions to [enhance] bilateral ties," he noted.
As the president noted, the US anti-Iran sanctions are against the Resolution 2231 and the international regulations.