Statement by Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano at the Board of Governors Meeting starting on Monday, 7 September 2015

Item 7(b): Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement and relevant provisions of UN Security Council resolutions
in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Thank you, Madam Chair,
Japan takes note of the Director General’s report dated 27th August 2015 (GOV/2015/50) and appreciates the Secretariat’s strenuous efforts towards clarifying the Iranian nuclear issue. 
Madam Chair,
Allow me to reiterate that Japan welcomes the two agreements reached on 14th of July this year: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the EU3+3 and Iran as well as the “Road-map for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program” between the IAEA and Iran respectively.  My delegation takes note of the Deputy Director General’s initial statement under this agenda item that, on 8th September this year, the IAEA submitted questions to Iran on ambiguities regarding the information provided by Iran on 15th August.
In the implementation process of the Roadmap, Japan strongly hopes that the information provided by Iran includes content which addresses the concerns of the IAEA in a substantial manner and that Iran provides access to all relevant information, documentation, sites, material, and personnel in Iran in response to the requests made by the IAEA. 
Regarding the Parchin issue, Japan recalls the reference made by the Director General in his report which mentions that the full and timely implementation of the relevant parts of the Road-map is essential to clarify issues relating to the location concerned at Parchin.  The resolution of Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) constitutes an indispensable element for a final and comprehensive solution of this issue.  In this regard, Japan strongly urges Iran to fully cooperate with the IAEA in a timely manner in accordance with the agreed roadmap.
Madam Chair,
The implementation of the Additional Protocol is essential for the Agency to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran.  Japan continues to call upon Iran to implement the Additional Protocol without delay with a view to facilitating the Agency’s work to verify the correctness and completeness of Iran’s declarations.  Likewise, we expect that the modified Code 3.1. will be fully implemented by Iran without delay.
Regarding the additional cost incurred for the IAEA to be required for its activities by the end of 2015, I am pleased to announce that the Government of Japan has decided to make an appropriate additional contribution, as a part of our support for the implementation of the agreement between the EU3+3 and Iran.  It is extremely important for the IAEA to secure sufficient resources in a seamless manner.  In this context, we look forward to seeing the largest possible number of Member States actively supporting the implementation of the agreement, to be led by those countries which strived to achieve the agreement.  As for the necessary budget after 2017, it is our hope to conduct close consultation between the Secretariat and the Member States.
Madam Chair,
We strongly hope that the steady implementation of the two agreements, the JCPOA and the Roadmap, will lead to a peaceful and diplomatic resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue at the earliest possible time.
Thank you, Madam Chair.
The Practical Export Control Workshop was hosted by the Wassenaar Arrangement as part of its 20th Anniversary programs and held at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna on 27 and 28 June 2016. More than 100 government representatives from 46 countries participated in the technically focused Practical Workshop.
Workshop speakers included the 2016 WA Plenary Chair Ambassador Anu Laamanen (Finland), 2016 WA General Working Group Chair Ambassador Paul Beijer (Sweden), 2015-2016 WA Experts Group Chair Robertas Rosinas (Lithuania), 2016 WA Licensing and Enforcement Officers Meeting Chair Jon Erik Strömö (Norway), as well as the Head of the WA Secretariat, Ambassador Philip Griffiths. The WA control lists as well as export licensing and enforcement topics were covered during the two days.
The following link from WA’s webpage contains more details: