Iran’s announcement on suspension of transparency measures under the JCPOA(Statement by Press Secretary YOSHIDA Tomoyuki)
February 24, 2021
- On Tuesday, February 23 (local time), Iran suspended implementation of the transparency measures under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Additional Protocol.
- Japan supports the JCPOA which contributes to the international non-proliferation regime and thereby to the stability of the Middle East. From this standpoint, Japan is strongly concerned about the measures taken by Iran, including the halt of IAEA's inspections in accordance with the Additional Protocol, while taking note of the Joint Statement by Iran and the IAEA which ensures the continuation of certain verification and monitoring activities by the IAEA.
- Japan once again strongly urges Iran to comply with the JCPOA, to immediately return to its commitment under the agreement and to refrain from measures that may undermine the agreement. We also urge Iran to cooperate fully and timely with the IAEA.
- Japan strongly supports the IAEA's efforts on verification and monitoring in Iran, and will continue its diplomatic efforts toward easing tensions and stabilizing the situation in the Middle East region as well as reinforcing of the international non-proliferation regime, in coordination with relevant countries and international organizations including the IAEA.