Iran Nuclear NewsKey elements of U.N. resolution on Iran

Key elements of U.N. resolution on Iran

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The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, expanding on sanctions approved in December. The key points of the new measures:

– A ban on Iranian arms exports and on any country buying Iranian weapons.

– A call on all nations “to exercise vigilance and restraint” in supplying tanks, combat aircraft and other heavy weapons to Iran.

– An asset freeze on 15 individuals and 13 organizations and companies.

– A call on all governments and financial institutions not to make any new commitments “of grants, financial assistance, or concessional loans” to the Iranian government.

– A call on all countries to exercise “vigilance and restraint” on the entry or transit through their territory of the individuals who provide support or are involved with Iran’s nuclear activities.

– A requirement that all countries report the transit or entry of any of people whose assets have been frozen to the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against Iran.
Associated Press

By The Associated Press

The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, expanding on sanctions approved in December. The key points of the two measures:

LATEST RESOLUTION:

– A ban on Iranian arms exports and on any country buying Iranian weapons.

– A call on all nations “to exercise vigilance and restraint” in supplying tanks, combat aircraft and other heavy weapons to Iran.

– An asset freeze on 15 individuals and 13 organizations and companies.

– A call on all governments and financial institutions not to make any new commitments “of grants, financial assistance, or concessional loans” to the Iranian government.

– A call on all countries to exercise “vigilance and restraint” on the entry or transit through their territory of the individuals who provide support or are involved with Iran’s nuclear activities.

– A requirement that all countries report the transit or entry of any of people whose assets have been frozen to the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against Iran.

DECEMBER 23 RESOLUTION:

– Demanded that Iran suspend all enrichment and reprocessing-related activities.

– Banned Iran from exporting a lengthy list of items related to its nuclear and missile programs.

– Ordered all countries to stop supplying Iran with a lengthy list of materials and technology that could contribute to its nuclear and missile programs.

– Imposed an asset freeze on 10 companies and 12 individuals related to those programs.

– Banned technical or financial assistance to Iran for its nuclear or missile programs.

– Called on all states “to exercise vigilance” regarding the entry or transit through their territory of the Iranians on the U.N. list.

– Asked all countries to notify the Security Council sanctions committee when those Iranians show up in their country.

– Limited the International Atomic Energy Agency’s technical cooperation with Iran to food, agricultural, medical, safety and other humanitarian purposes.

– Called on all countries to prevent specialized teaching and training for Iraqis that would help develop the country’s nuclear program.

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