IAEA11月理事会(議題4(b): 北朝鮮の核問題)ステートメント(引原毅大使)(英語ページへのリンク)

Thank you, Mr. Chair,

The Director General’s report at the end of August on the application of safeguards in North Korea underscores that North Korea’s nuclear activities continue to be a cause for serious concern and that the continuation of North Korea’s nuclear programme is a clear violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions and is deeply regrettable. Just yesterday, we heard the Director General's statement and we noticed that the situation remained the same.
Japan shares a deep concern about North Korea’s continued development of nuclear and missile capabilities as demonstrated by North Korea’s recent missile launches and as highlighted in the Director General’s report.

Mr. Chair,

The General Conference in September adopted by consensus the resolution on “Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement between the Agency and the DPRK”. This resolution demonstrated unified determination among the IAEA Member States toward the denuclearization of North Korea.
Japan strongly urges North Korea to fully comply with all of its obligations under relevant UNSC resolutions, and to take concrete steps towards achieving complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of all of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, ballistic missiles of all ranges, as well as related programmes and facilities, in accordance with relevant UNSC resolutions.
Japan calls upon North Korea to come into full compliance with the NPT and to cooperate promptly with the Agency in the full and effective implementation of Agency comprehensive safeguards, including all necessary safeguards activities provided for in the safeguards agreement.

Japan emphasizes the critical importance for all states to fully implement relevant UNSC resolutions, and calls upon all states to continue working together to this end.

Mr. Chair,

Japan commends the impartial efforts of the Director General Grossi and the Secretariat to apply comprehensive safeguards in North Korea and highly appreciates the Secretariat’s work to enhance the Agency’s ability and readiness to verify North Korea’s nuclear programme, which has been carried out within its mandate. We consider it important that the Agency’s expertise, knowledge and experience are utilized. We hope that the IAEA will take an important role in verifying North Korea’s nuclear programme, if concrete progress towards the complete denuclearization of North Korea is made.

Japan will continue to closely coordinate with the international community toward the resolution of issues of concern regarding North Korea.

Thank you, Mr Chair.