June 14, 2019 / 3:52 PM / 2 days ago

Trump, Japan's Abe discussed tanker attacks in call - White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Akasaka Palace, Japanese state guest house in Tokyo May 27, 2019. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed this week’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in a phone call on Friday, the White House said, adding that Trump thanked Abe for Abe’s effort to facilitate talks with Iran.

Trump and Abe also spoke about the two countries’ trade negotiations and Trump’s upcoming travel to the Group of 20 summit in Japan, the White House said.

Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Roberta Rampton; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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