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August 4, 1985

Cable No. 1358, Charge d'Affaires Tanabe to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Enjoy Nakayama's Appointment)'

Number: R106214


Primary: Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Director-General


Sent: Iran, August 04, 1985, 15:33


Received: MOFA, August 04, 1985, 21:17


To: Foreign Minister      

From: Charge d’Affaires Tanabe


Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Envoy Nakayama’s Appointment)


No. 1358 Secret Top Urgent


(Limited Distribution)


Re: Your Telegram, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Director-General’s Telegram No. 616


On the 4th, Foreign Ministry Deputy Chief of Protocol Abo Suzadegi [TN: literal transliteration], in a telephone call with me, said: “I have set appointments for Special Envoy Nakayama with Majlis Speaker Rafsanjani, Prime Minister Mousavi, Foreign Minister Velayati, and Deputy Foreign Minister Ardebili. In addition, I think that I can inform you of the dates and times by the time of the Special Envoy’s arrival.”


Accordingly, together with expressing appreciation for the Iranian side’s consideration, I again made a request for the Special Envoy to be able to hold in-depth talks at each meeting. (End)



A telegram from Charge d’Affairs Tanabe to the Foreign Minister of Japan preparing for Special Envoy Nakayama’s visit to Iran.

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Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, File No. 2017-0631. Translated by Stephen Mercado.


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