Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Adoption of a Resolution concerning Iran's Nuclear Issue at the Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors

September 25, 2005

  1. On September 24 (Sat), at the Meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors held in Vienna, the Board adopted a resolution by a majority that finds Iran's noncompliance with the IAEA Safeguards Agreement, and urges Iran to further cooperate with the IAEA and re-establish its suspension of uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities.

    The adoption of the resolution is a clear message from the international community to Iran, and Japan values it as an important step for solving this issue through negotiations. Japan also strongly hopes that Iran will take this resolution seriously and respond to it sincerely.
  2. Japan strongly urges Iran again to implement sincerely all the requirements of the relevant IAEA resolutions including the suspension of all uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities without exception, including uranium conversion, and calls on Iran to return to the negotiation process with EU 3.

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