Iran views the establishment of American and NATO bases in the region as a threat to regional stability.
A look at the bumpy road the Japanese premier has ahead in what some suspect is a plan to return to militarism.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi in a meeting in Tehran discussed different avenues for the further expansion of relations and cooperation between the two Asian states.
President Rouhani elaborating Tehran’s views to reach Asian without war, Violence and extremism announced that durable peace and security can only be achieved through the promotion of a culture of prudent moderation, tolerance and dialogue.
Iran President Hasan Rouhani at CICA conference in China - Attendance at the conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)
The United States says its military presence in war-weary Afghanistan will remain "significant" despite this year's drawdown.