Statement by Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano at the Board of Governors Item 7(d): Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement and relevant provisions of UN Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Thank you, Madame Chair,

Japan takes note of the Director General’s report dated 29th May 2015 (GOV/2015/34) and appreciates the Secretariat’s strenuous efforts towards clarifying the Iranian nuclear issue.

Madame Chair,

Japan supports the efforts by the EU3+3 and Iran in pursuit of a final and comprehensive resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue. In this regard, Japan welcomes that the EU3+3 and Iran reached a solution on key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on 2nd April this year and also welcomes their commitment to complete their efforts by 30th June 2015. In particular, Japan appreciates the reference on Iran’s adherence to the IAEA’s Additional Protocol including its significant access and transparency obligations in a permanent manner as well as Iran’s commitment for further nuclear-related transparency measures. In this context, Japan recognizes the increasing importance of the IAEA’s role in the inspection and verification of Iran’s nuclearrelated activities as stated in the Director General’s report “upon finalization of an agreement and with the endorsement of the Board of Governors, the Agency would be ready to verify the implementation of the nuclear-related measures in that agreement”. Japan fully supports the role and task of the IAEA to this end.

Madame Chair,

In light of these circumstances, I would like to point out once again the importance of making tangible progress in accordance with the Framework for
Cooperation agreed between the IAEA and Iran. Since the Director General’s previous report, Iranian and Agency officials have held further discussions on
the two remaining practical measures in the third step of the Framework for Cooperation, of which Iran has shared some information in relation to only one
of these measures. Iran has also yet to propose any new practical measures. The resolution of Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) constitutes an
indispensable element for a final and comprehensive solution of this issue. In this regard, Japan once again strongly urges Iran to fully cooperate with the
IAEA through “the timely provision of access to all relevant information, documentation, sites, material and personnel in Iran as requested by the

Madame Chair,

There is little time left until the 30th June deadline and Japan is of the view that Iran should not miss the chance to resolve the nuclear issue. Japan
appreciates and welcomes the progress made so far between the EU3+3 and Iran. At the same time, in order to dispel the concerns and to restore the confidence of the international community, it is indispensable for Iran to fully and promptly cooperate with the IAEA in parallel with the conclusion of the comprehensive agreement with the EU3+3. Therefore, Japan calls upon Iran to take actions without delay in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the IAEA Board of Governors and the UN Security Council, including the implementation of the Additional Protocol and the modified Code 3.1. We strongly hope that such actions by Iran will lead to a peaceful and diplomatic resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue at the earliest possible time.

Thank you, Madame 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.
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