Made in the United States UN security Council draft resolution on arms embargo against Iran

Made in the United States UN security Council draft resolution extending the arms embargo against Iran, which expires this fall, told RIA Novosti source in the security Council.

Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in which he mentioned that high-ranking officials of the US state Department promoted the idea of the introduction of the line of perpetual security Council arms embargo against Iran and the use of the mechanisms provided for in the resolution 2231 (regulating the establishment of a Joint comprehensive plan of action). The Russian Minister stressed that the objective grounds to raise the question of the arms embargo against Iran no. He recalled that "the licensing order supplies" to Iran of military equipment were of a temporary nature - it was made to run achieved in 2015, arrangements that it is now irrelevant. Lavrov stressed that the application of restrictions on arms supplies to Iran after 18 October 2020 "was never intended, and there is no legal or other reason to reconsider this understanding."

"The permanent mission of the United States circulated a draft resolution to extend the embargo on arms supplies to Iran," - said the Agency interlocutor.

A copy of the draft resolution is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

In this project, the Council agrees that, upon the expiry of the measures imposed in resolution 2231, "all member States shall prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Iran through their territories or by their nationals, or using their vessels or aircraft... of arms and related material". The exception may be if the special Committee approves, at least 30 days, such activities "for humanitarian purposes or for any other task to meet the objectives of this resolution."

Furthermore, the document envisages the introduction of a ban on the supply, sale or transfer of Iranian weapons. Member countries of the UN, according to the text, should forbid its citizens to buy weapons from Iran. The authors propose to forbid the States to share with Iran experts, knowledge and financial resources that can be used to create and maintain them. The US also propose to prohibit Iran to take such action in relation to the outside world.

Countries should freeze the financial assets of individuals and institutions that violate these provisions, it follows from the text.

The document envisages the establishment of a Committee that would monitor the implementation of the provisions of this resolution. In addition, he would have to identify the people and structures whose financial assets should be frozen. The resolution mentioned all the recent allegations put forward against Iran. In particular, the authors refer to the report of the UN Secretary General, who argued that cruise missiles are used for strikes on oil refineries Hail and Khurais in Saudi Arabia in September 2019, was of Iranian origin. The drafters of the resolution also mentioned the report of the panel of experts on Yemen, which claimed that the attack was carried out, not the Houthis.

The authors accuse Iran of attacks on oil tankers. According to the text, the security Council invited "to Express its grave concern in connection with the attack on 27 December in the Iraqi military base in Kirkuk, the result of which was a US citizen killed and several wounded American and Iraqi troops."

In his letter to the UN Secretary General, Lavrov recalled that the United States withdrew from the AGREEMENT - thus, according to him, the us administration officially refused to fulfill the obligations arising from the AGREEMENT and as stipulated in resolution 2231. The head of the Russian foreign Ministry has called absurd and irresponsible statement that the US is not going to return to perform its obligations under the AGREEMENT, but intend to use the rights allegedly arising out of resolution 2231.

Iran and the six international negotiators in July 2015 have reached a historic agreement on the settlement of the longstanding problem of the Iranian atom. Months of negotiations concluded with the adoption of a joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which is completely removed from Iran's previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN security Council, US and EU. The agreement in particular provided that the arms embargo will be lifted on Iran within 5 years, the supply of arms possible before, but only with the permission of the UN security Council. The deal in its original form lived for three years: in may 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from her and the restoration of tougher sanctions against Tehran.