Ninety-day report to the Security Council, delivered on 15 September 2010
1. This is the fifteenth 90-day report in accordance with paragraph 18 (h) of resolution 1737 (2006). The report covers the period from 29 June to 15 September 2010, during which time the Committee held no meetings but conducted its work using the silence procedure.
2. I will begin by noting the follow up that has been or is being undertaken in response to resolution 1929 (2010) of 9 June, by which the Security Council adopted additional measures relating to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Members will recall that via paragraphs 10, 11, 12 and 19 of the resolution, the Council designated 36 additional persons - all but one of whom had previously been subject to a travel notification requirement - as subject to the travel ban. Moreover, the Council designated 1 additional person and 40 additional entities as subject to the assets freeze. Subsequently, to reflect these new designations, the Committee updated its Consolidated List of Individuals and Entities and issued a note verbale to all Member States, as well as a press release, drawing attention to the updated list. I should like to recall here that the Committee also responded to a query from a Member State seeking confirmation that certain individuals and entities had not been designated by the Council or the Committee as subject to the aforementioned targeted measures.
3. In paragraph 27 of resolution 1929 (2010), the Council decided that the Committee shall intensify its efforts to promote the full implementation of resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) and 1929 (2010), including through a work programme covering compliance, investigations, outreach, dialogue, assistance and cooperation, to be submitted to the Council within forty-five days of the adoption of the resolution (that is, by 24 July 2010). The Committee approved such a work programme and transmitted it to the Council on 23 July.
4. By paragraph 29 of resolution 1929 (2010) the Council established, for an initial period of one year and under the direction of the Committee, a panel of experts to carry out certain tasks, as specified in that same paragraph. The Committee expects this panel to be appointed and operational in the near future and is committed to establishing a good working relationship with the panel upon its constitution.
5. In paragraph 31 of resolution 1929 (2010), the Council called upon all States to report to the Committee within 60 days of the adoption of the resolution (that is, by 8 August) on the steps they had taken with a view to implementing effectively paragraphs 7 to 19 and 21 to 24 of the resolution. For its part, the Committee sent a note verbale to all Member States, drawing their attention to the stipulated date of submission, as well as encouraging those States that had not yet submitted reports pursuant to either or all of the three previous resolutions to submit them separately or in combined form. In this connection, I would like to report that, thus far, the Committee has received 36 reports under resolution 1929 (2010). The Committee regrets that many States have not responded in a timely fashion, as these reports provide important information that helps the Committee to assess the implementation of the imposed measures. The Committee reiterates its call on all Member States to submit such reports if they have not done so already. Unless a State requests that its report be kept confidential, they will be issued as official documents and posted on the Committee’s web site.
6. That concludes my summary of the follow-up triggered by the adoption of resolution 1929 (2010). The Committee received three notifications from a Member State with reference to paragraph 5 of resolution 1737 (2006), concerning the delivery of items for use in the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran. The Committee also addressed the matter of an intended delivery of items for use in that plant. In addition, the Committee received one notification from a Member State pursuant to paragraph 15 of resolution 1737 (2006), as well as additional specific information on a prior general notification that had been submitted previously by another Member State pursuant to the same paragraph, in connection with the receipt and unfreezing of funds, respectively, to make payments due under contracts entered into prior to the listing of two entities.