Statement by Japanese Press Secretary on U.S. Proposal to Join Talks with Iran

June 1, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Iran

1. Japan supports the proposal of the United States that it will come to the table with the EU 3 countries and meet with the Iranian representatives, as soon as Iran fully and verifiably suspends its enrichment and reprocessing activities.

2. Since it is essential for the international society as a whole to address the Iranian nuclear issue in a resolute manner, Japan is determined to continue playing a fair role in close consultation with the parties concerned.

3. Japan reiterates its strong expectation that Iran will appropriately respond to this issue for its peaceful and diplomatic solution.