Russia, China, OK seizure of Iran’s oil, gas, petrochemical revenues, assets

The Security Council, …

“PP 15: Recognizing that access to diverse, reliable energy is critical for sustainable growth and development, while noting the potential connection between Iran’s revenues derived from its energy sector and the funding of Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities, and further noting that chemical process equipment and materials required for the petrochemical industry have much in common with those required for certain sensitive nuclear fuel cycle activities,

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21. Calls upon all States, in addition to implementing their obligations pursuant to resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) and this resolution, to prevent the provision of financial services, including insurance or re-insurance, or the transfer to, through, or from their territory, or to or by their nationals or entities organized under their laws (including branches abroad), or persons or financial institutions in their territory, of any financial or other assets or resources if they have information that provides reasonable grounds to believe that such services, assets or resources could contribute to Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities, or the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, including by freezing any financial or other assets or resources on their territories or that hereafter come within their territories, or that are subject to their jurisdiction or that hereafter become subject to their jurisdiction, that are related to such programs or activities and applying enhanced monitoring to prevent all such transactions in accordance with their national authorities and legislation;”

Iran Resolution Elements (U.S. draft resolution, delivered May 19 2010, to the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council, with approval of the P5 who negotiated it, among themselves, China, France, Russia, U.K., U.S., the 5 permanent members), a non-paper, 10 pages, omits 4 annexes, boldface added {1.28mb.pdf, source, copy}.

Non-paper. “A proposed agreement or negotiating text circulated informally among delegations for discussion … no identified source, title, or attribution,” “not considered part of the official record.”

Source, Aide-mémoire (wiki), Gretchen Sidhu (principal author), Intergovernmental Negotiations and Decision Making at the United Nations: A Guide Second Updated Edition, page 37 (“non-papers”) (U.N. NGLS: Non-Governmental Liaison Service, Geneva, 2007), “UNCTAD/NGLS/280” {684kb.pdf, source, menu}.

Charles Judson Harwood Jr (Warlaw), May 24 2010


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