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
Japanese

  1. 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.

  2. 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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