United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Industry must take note of the following UNSC Resolutions taken under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter:

  • UNSC Resolution 1718 dated 14 October 2006 on the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The resolution contains three and lists of items, materials, equipment, goods and technology nuclear, ballistic missile programmes other weapons of mass destruction programmes.
  • UNSC Resolution 1737 dated 23 December 2006 against Iran. The resolution contains two lists of items, materials, equipment, goods and technology nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, as well as identified persons and companies.
  • On 24 March 2007, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1747 (2007). This Resolution widens the scope of its December 2006 Resolution 1737 (2006) against Iran by banning the country's arms exports and freezing the assets and restricting the travel of additional individuals engaged in the country's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities.

    In paragraph 5 of the Resolution the UN Security Council “Decides that Iran shall not supply, sell or transfer directly or indirectly from its territory or by its nationals or using its flag vessels or aircraft any arms or related materiel, and that all States shall prohibit the procurement of such items from Iran by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, and whether or not originating in the territory of Iran;”

    Paragraphs 6, "Calls upon all States to exercise vigilance and restraint in the supply, sale or transfer directly or indirectly from their territories or by their nationals or using their flag vessels or aircraft of any battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems as defined for the purpose of the United Nations Register on Conventional Arms to Iran, and in the provision to Iran of any technical assistance or training, financial assistance, investment, brokering or other services, and the transfer of financial resources or services, related to the supply, sale, transfer, manufacture or use of such items in order to prevent a destabilizing accumulation of arms."

  • On 03 March 2008, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1803 (2008). Resolution 1803 noted with concern that Iran has not suspended related activities, nor have they resumed cooperation with the IAEA, nor complied with the provisions of UNSC Resolution 1696 (2006); 1737 (2006) and 1747 (2007) in order to build confidence.

    This Resolution re-in iterates the restrictions placed on items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, identified persons and companies as listed in Resolutions 1737 and 1747. In addition to the previous lists, the annexes of Resolution 1803 further identifies additional persons and entities that are directly associated with or providing support to Iran's nuclear activities.

  • UNSC Resolution 1810 dated 25 April 2008 reaffirms that proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security and therefore emphasises the importance of all States Parties to implement fully the decisions and requirements of UNSC Resolution 1540.

The following UNSC Resolution was also adopted under the United Nations Charter:

  • UNSC Resolution 1835 dated 27 September 2008, "called upon Iran to comply fully and without delay with its obligations under the Resolutions 1696 (2006); 1737 (2006); 1747 (2007) and 1803 (2008), and to meet the requirements of the IAEA Board of Governors".

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