This has put Iraq in the hard position of juggling Iranian and US interests, which was what most likely prompted Baghdad's initiative to try and mediate a de-escalations, although the chances of it succeeding are pretty slim.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted as saying by state media that President Hassan Rouhani had invited Abe to Tehran "a while ago, and he replied he will visit at an appropriate time".
Iran's leadership has reminded the Americans that no power in history including the Greeks and Mongols have managed to subdue the country.
US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal with Iran past year and reimposed sanctions, saying the accord did not address the Islamic Republic's missile program and what he saw as their malign influence in the region. Prime Minister Netanyahu thinks should there be war in the region his country would be one of the prime victims of Iranian wrath.
Despite efforts so far to keep the deal from collapsing, Iran's economy has been struggling and its currency has plummeted after the reimposition of USA sanctions. "In this situation, dialogue is very important".
Zarif responded to the threat by saying: "We will see the end of Trump, but he will never see the end of Iran".
Rohani made the comments on May 23, as Iran's top military chief warned that any enemy "adventurism" would meet a crushing response.
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"Apart from these vessels, of late there is indeed a rising trend of more Iranian tankers switching off their AIS trackers", said Svetlana Lobaciova, senior market analyst with Gibson.
Then on Monday, Iran announced it had quadrupled its production capacity of low-enriched uranium.
Iran's foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to Pakistan amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over the region's tensions. "But you do have situations like Iran, you can't let them have nuclear weapons", Trump said.
"I truly believe that the intel has been misinterpreted and misrepresented by Secretary Pompeo, by [national security adviser John] Bolton and other people that do want us to go to war in Iran, as a repeat to Iraq", Democrat Ruben Gallego said upon leaving the briefing for House members. America also has evacuated nonessential diplomatic staff from Iraq amid the tensions.
The report on plans for the visit comes a week after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Japan and met Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono.
"Both the American and Iranian sides understand the dangers of a further slide", he added.