photo (Foreign Minister Taro Aso)

Statement by Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Iranian Nuclear Issue: US Proposal on Negotiations with Iran

June 1, 2006

  1. Japan supports the proposal of the United States that it will come to the table with the EU 3 countries and meet with the Iranian representatives, as soon as Iran fully and verifiably suspends its enrichment and reprocessing activities.
  2. Since it is essential for the international society as a whole to address the Iranian nuclear issue in a resolute manner, Japan is determined to continue playing a fair role in close consultation with the parties concerned.
  3. Japan reiterates its strong expectation that Iran will appropriately respond to this issue for its peaceful and diplomatic solution.

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