September 26, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan and the United States have struck a final agreement in their bilateral trade negotiations.
  2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump have denounced the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, and have agreed to cooperate to help ease tensions in the Middle East.
  3. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed there will be no talks with the U.S. unless Washington lifts economic sanctions on his country.