ICBPS MORNING BRIEF Japanese LDP Elects Suga As Leader To Succeed Abe Iran US missile attacks Japan's new leader

ICBPS MORNING BRIEF: Japanese LDP Elects Suga As Leader To Succeed Abe

ICBPS Morning Brief– The Japanese Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday elected Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new president to succeed Shinzo Abe, meaning he is likely certain to become the next Japan’s new leader.

Yoshihide Suga was ultimately elected as Japan’s new leader to replace the outgoing Prime Minister after Shinzo Abe announced his resignation due to health reasons last month.

Suga, 71, serves as chief cabinet secretary in the current administration and was widely expected to win.

He is considered a close ally of Abe – who previously backed the U.S. on Iran’s missile attacks — and likely to continue his predecessor’s policies.

Last year, Japanese PM Abe visited Iran and called the Islamic Republic authorities to ensure peace in the Middle East.

In January, Japan, however, announced that Tokyo stands with the U.S. on its response to Iranian missile attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq.

Japan hoped to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington.

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