Statement by Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting (11 December 2014)
Statement by Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano at the Board of Governors Meeting on Thursday, 11 December 2014
Japan thanks the Director General and takes note of the DG's report dated 3 December 2014 (GOV/2014/62) on monitoring and verification in the Islamic Republic of Iran in relation to the extension of the joint action plan.
Japan takes note of the fact that the Joint Plan of Action between the EU3+3 and Iran was extended until 30 June 2015 on 24 November this year. Japan strongly hopes that Iran demonstrates flexibility and concluded the negotiations towards the final and comprehensive agreement within the shortest possible time while continuing to implement steadily the Joint Plan of Action. We are willing to play a constructive role to this end.
Japan supports the IAEA continuing to play in verification and monitoring of Iran's nuclear related activities in the implememtation of the extended JPA, Japan will consider making an appropriate contribution.
We look forward to seeing the largest possible number of Member states actively support the activities of the IAEA, to be led by those countries which have strived to conclude negotiations.
As for the cooperation between the IAEA and Iran under the Framework for Cooperation, Japan urges Iran to cooperate fully with the Agency to resolve all outstanding issues, including those related to the PMD. The resolution of the PMD constitutes an indispensable element for the final and comprehensive solution of this issue. We strongly hope for a peaceful and diplomatic resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue at the earliest possible time.
With these comments, Japan supports the actions recommended to the Board of Governers contained in the DG's report GOV/2014/62.