Statement by Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue
June 10, 2010
- On June 9th (Wed) (New York time, Japan time: June 10th (Thu)), the Security Council adopted Resolution 1929, which contains additional measures concerning Iran’s nuclear issue. This resolution sends to Iran a clear message of the international community, which Japan supported as a member of the Council. Following this adoption, it is important for the international community to implement the resolution steadily and to urge Iran to make a right decision towards a peaceful and diplomatic solution of the nuclear issue.
- Taking into account the firm maintenance of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the relevance to responses against North Korea’s nuclear and missile issues and the stability of the Middle East, which has a great influence on energy supply, Japan considers that resolute measures should be taken on Iran’s nuclear issue and from this standpoint, Japan has been actively engaged in Council’s deliberation towards the adoption of the resolution, with a view to issuing a strong message to Iran on the part of the international community .
- It is deplorable that despite repeated calls from the international community, Iran has yet to comply with the requirements of U.N. Security Council resolutions, including the suspension of enrichment-related activities. Japan will seize every opportunity to urge Iran to respond to these requirements and to return to the negotiation process as promptly as possible, and make efforts to solve the issue through dialogue.