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Iran tension: Trump supports Japan's efforts to talk with Tehran

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) after their bilateral meeting at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo.
President Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump told a Tokyo news conference Monday he supports Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to potentially open a dialogue between the U.S. and Iran.

"I know that the prime minister and Japan have a very good relationship with Iran so we’ll see what happens. The prime minister’s already spoken to me about that and I do believe that Iran would like to talk — and if they’d like to talk, we’d like to talk also. We’ll see what happens ... nobody wants to see terrible things happen, especially me."

In photos: European election results unfold across the EU

EU citizens are seen outside the European Parliament building at dusk in Brussels.
EU citizens are seen outside the European Parliament building at dusk in Brussels. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

The large centre-right and centre-left blocs lost their combined majority in the European Parliament, as the world's biggest multi-country election results came in over Sunday night.

Details: Greens and nationalists celebrated a surge in votes, but the centre-right European People's Party was still the largest bloc, the BBC reports. It's expected to form a pro-EU coalition. Take a look at the election night drama across Europe, in photos.

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