The Protests in Iran
(Statement by Press Secretary Norio Maruyama)
1. Japan is closely following with interest the situation in Iran where protest demonstrations have continued across the country and clashes between demonstrators and security forces have been seen since 28 December.
2. Japan hopes that the situation will be settled in a peaceful manner without further deterioration.
3. In the meantime the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will take necessary measures to ensure the safety of Japanese residents and visitors in Iran.