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 Extraordinary Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors

February 4, 2006

  1. On February 4 (Sat), at the Extraordinary meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors held in Vienna, the Board adopted by a majority a resolution concerning Iran's nuclear issue.
  2. This resolution calls on Iran to implement sincerely all the requirements of the relevant IAEA Board of Governors resolutions, and also requests the IAEA Director General to report to the Security Council of the United Nations that such implementation is required of Iran. Japan values the adoption of this resolution as a clear message to Iran as well as an important step for further solving this issue by a diplomatic means.
  3. Japan strongly hopes that Iran will take this resolution seriously and respond to it sincerely. Japan has been making its own diplomatic efforts aimed at solving this issue, including at ministerial level, and is determined to seize every opportunity to urge Iran to respond sincerely.
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