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Iran’s announcement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
(Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

January 7, 2020
1. Iran announced that it would not be bound by the limit on the enrichment of uranium set forth in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

2. Japan supports the JCPOA which contributes to strengthening the international non-proliferation regime and thereby to the stability of the Middle East. We are strongly concerned about Iran’s latest announcement. It is regrettable that Iran made such an announcement despite our persistent diplomatic efforts to strongly urge Iran not to take measures that may undermine the JCPOA. Japan once again strongly urges Iran to comply with the JCPOA, and to immediately return to its commitment under the JCPOA.

3. Taking note that Iran expressed its intention to continue cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), we call upon Iran to fully cooperate with the IAEA in accordance with all its nuclear obligations.

4. Japan will continue its diplomatic efforts toward easing tensions and stabilizing the situation in the Middle East region in coordination with relevant countries and international organizations.

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