STATEMENT BY PRESS SECRETARY ON THE
ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION CONCERNING IRAN'S
NUCLEAR ISSUE AT THE MEETING OF
THE IAEA BOARD OF GOVERNORS
JAPANESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
February 4, 2006
1. On February 4 (Sat), at the Extraordinary meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors held in Vienna, the Board adopted by a majority a resolution concerning Iran's nuclear issue.
2. This resolution calls on Iran to implement sincerely all the requirements of the relevant IAEA Board of Governors resolutions, and also requests the IAEA Director General to report to the Security Council of the United Nations that such implementation is required of Iran. Japan values the adoption of this resolution as a clear message to Iran as well as an important step for further solving this issue by a diplomatic means.
3. Japan strongly hopes that Iran will take this resolution seriously and respond to it sincerely. Japan has been making its own diplomatic efforts aimed at solving this issue, including at ministerial level, and is determined to seize every opportunity to urge Iran to respond sincerely.