Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the earthquake in southeast Iran and western Pakistan

April 17, 2013
Japanese

    1. I am deeply saddened by the earthquake in southeast Iran and western Pakistan on Tuesday, April 16, which caused many casualties. On behalf of the Government and people of Japan, I extend my heartfelt condolences to those affected by the earthquake.
    2. Upon the request from the Governments of Iran and Pakistan, the Government of Japan stands ready to offer necessary assistance to the afflicted people as quickly as possible.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)