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Cablegate: Unscr 1737: Japan Announces Sanctions On Iran,

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O 270811Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9423
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL PRIORITY

UNCLAS TOKYO 007156

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MNUC KNNP UNSC JA
SUBJECT: UNSCR 1737: JAPAN ANNOUNCES SANCTIONS ON IRAN,
REQUESTS DETAILS ON PLANNED U.S. ACTIONS

REF: STATE 202585

1. (SBU) Embassy Tokyo Political Officer conveyed reftel
nonpaper to MOFA UN Policy Division Director Shigeki Takizaki
December 27. Takizaki, in turn, confirmed press reports that
the Government of Japan had already informed Iran that it
would impose sanctions from January 2007, pursuant to UNSCR
1737. In a December 25 telephone conversation, Foreign
Minister Taro Aso conveyed to Iranian FM Motaki Japan's
decision to impose sanctions and called upon Iran to suspend
all uranium enrichment activities and return to negotiations.
Motaki, however, rejected the appeal, Takizaki confirmed.

2. (SBU) Takizaki separately requested that the United
States provide further information on the specific nature and
scope of sanctions that the United States intends to impose
on Iran. Such information would assist MOFA in its dealings
with other relevant agencies, he explained.
DONOVAN

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