ISIS Iran Report

UNSC Draft Resolution on Iran

UNSC Draft Resolution on Iran photo

May 19, 2010

ISIS has obtained a copy of the UNSC draft resolution on Iran circulated at the May 18 meeting.

What’s noteworthy in the resolution?  The text circulated by the United States at yesterday’s informal Security Council meeting is strong given its support from the entire Perm-5.  Among the provisions that are new for an Iran sanctions resolution are the right to interdict shipping if there are “reasonable grounds” to believe the vessel is carrying items prohibited under sanctions.  Paragraph 22 is a strong statement against illicit trade, calling on states to “exercise vigilance” when doing business with entities associated with the IRGC and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) if they have reason to believe that such business “could contribute to Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems.”  The resolution is silent as to the Brazil-Turkey deal announced May 17 but urges Iran to reconsider the IAEA proposal for the Tehran Research Reactor.  On enforcement, it urges the Iran sanctions committee to “intensify its efforts to promote the full implementation of resolutions.”

You can read the full text of the resolution at: UNSC Draft Resolution on Iran

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