Japan quickly reduce its imports of Iranian oil to support the sanctions adopted by the United States said the Japanese Minister of Finance Jun Azumi after a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Timothy Geithner on Thursday.
“The Iranian oil now accounts for 10% of Japanese imports. We want to take as soon as practical measures and planned to further reduce this share,” said the minister during a press conference.
For its part, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said “we look for ways to cut the bonds of the central bank (Iran, ed) with the international financial system and reduce the oil revenues of Iran” .
Monday, the IAEA has officially announced that the plant had begun Fordo Iranian production of uranium enriched to 20%. According to Iranian authorities, this site is intended to provide uranium fuel to power the research reactor in Tehran. The latter is used for the production of radioisotopes for medical purposes.
Several Western countries, the United States in mind, suspect Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons under a program conducted according to Tehran for peaceful purposes. The Security Council of the UN has adopted several resolutions sanctioning Iran for its refusal to establish a moratorium on uranium enrichment.