Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Ballistic Missile Testing by Iran

October 21, 2004

  1. On October 20 (Wed), Iran admitted that it conducted a ballistic missile test. Japan expresses its deep concern as this missile test could have a significant influence on not only regional stability but the security of the international community.

  2. Japan intends to keep pressing Iran to exercise self-restraint over ballistic missile testing.

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