Proposed UN sanctions on Iran for nuclear programBy AP
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Proposed UN sanctions on Iran for nuclear program
The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would impose a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. Here are the key points in the 10-page draft:
— Reiterates demand that Iran suspend enrichment and comply with all requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency including its additional protocol which allows unannounced inspections of nuclear facilities.
— Bans Iran from any foreign investment in uranium mining, enrichment or reprocessing, production or use of nuclear materials and technology, heavy-water activities, and technology related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
MISSILES AND ARMS PROLIFERATION:
— Bans countries from selling eight categories of heavy weapons to Iran: battle tanks, armored combat vehicles, large caliber artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and missile systems.
— Bans all countries from supplying technical training, financing or other services for these weapons.
— Bans Iran from any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launching such a missile.
— Bans all countries from supplying technology or technical assistance to Iran for such activities.
INDIVIDUAL AND COMPANY SANCTIONS:
— Adds individuals, companies and other entities to a list of those subject to an asset freeze and travel ban for their links to Iran’s nuclear activities that is still being compiled, including from the Revolutionary Guard, which controls companies and organizations that have links to weapons proliferation.
— Calls on countries to cooperate in inspections — which must receive the consent of the ship’s flag state — if the vessel is suspected of carrying prohibited cargo.
— Bans the supply of fuel or services to Iranian owned or contracted vessels suspected of carrying prohibited cargo.
FINANCIAL AND BANKING MEASURES:
— Calls on countries to block financial transactions, including insurance and reinsurance, if there are “reasonable grounds” to believe these activities could contribute to Iranian nuclear activities.
— Calls on countries to ban the licensing of Iranian banks or the opening of financial institutions if they have information that provides “reasonable grounds” to believe these activities could contribute to Iranian nuclear activities.
— Requests Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to establish a committee of experts to monitor implementation of all sanctions against Iran and calls for a first report 90 days after its appointment.
— Stresses the willingness of China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and the United States “to further enhance diplomatic efforts to promote dialogue and consultations … without preconditions” with Iran.
Tags: Foreign Policy, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Travel, Weapons Administration, Weapons Of Mass Destruction