Deputy FM Ayalon told Japanese Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Ryuji Yamane that a nuclear Iran is a threat to global order and stability.
(Communicated by the Deputy Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met on Sunday, 29 January, with Japanese Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Ryuji Yamane. The two ministers discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between their countries, regional developments, and the Iranian threat.
Deputy FM Ayalon told his Japanese counterpart that a nuclear Iran is a threat to global order and stability. As a result of the sanctions against Iranian oil, Ayalon said, the regime in Teheran is in a panic. But that is not enough. Japan must join the sanctions, which are effective but not paralyzing. Ayalon informed Mr. Yamane that other oil-exporting countries are able and willing to make up any shortfall if Japan joins the sanctions totally.
At the end of the meeting, the deputy minister personally thanked Mr. Yamane for the Japanese government’s help in the medical treatment and return home of Israeli citizen Limor Sharoni.
Later in the week, DFM Ayalon will attend the Munich Security Conference to try and reach international consensus for intensifying the sanctions against Iran. Leaders from Europe, Asia, the Gulf States and the Middle East will be attending the conference, including the US secretary of state, secretary of defense and some senators; the foreign ministers of Germany, Spain, France, Afghanistan and Australia; the defense ministers of Italy and Singapore; the deputy prime minister of Russia; the president of Georgia; the secretary general of NATO; the head of the German secret service; the president of the World Bank; and other leaders.