Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the announcement by the United States concerning the disruption of a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
October 13, 2011
- On October 11, the US Attorney General and the Director of the FBI, and others announced charges of a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States by Mansour Arbabsiar, who is a U.S. resident, and Ali Gholam Shakuri, a member of the Qud’s Force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
- Japan takes the U.S.’s announcement with grave concern. If proven, it is to be a serious issue and the Government of Japan will find it deeply regrettable.
- (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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