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7193rd Meeting (AM)
Security Council Extends Mandate of Expert Panel on Iran,
Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2159 (2014)
The Security Council today extended until 9 July 2015 the mandate of the Panel of Experts originally established under resolution 1929 (2010) to further implementation of Council resolution 1737 (2006), by which it had called on Iran to build confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2159 (2014) today under the United Nations Charter’s Chapter VII, the Council stated its intention to review the expert Panel’s mandate — aimed at assisting the so-called “1737 Committee” by providing credible, fact-based, independent assessments, analysis and recommendations — and to take further action regarding any other extension no later than June 2015.
Also by the text, the Council requested the Panel to provide to the Committee a mid-term report on its work no later than 9 November 2014 and to the Council by 9 December 2014. The Panel’s final report was to be forwarded to the Committee by 9 May 2015, and following discussions between them, to the Council by 9 June 2015.
In related provisions, the Panel was asked to provide to the Committee a planned work programme no later than 30 days after the experts’ reappointment and any updates to it. The Council urged all States, relevant United Nations bodies and other interested parties to cooperate fully with the Committee.
The meeting began at 10:08 a.m. and adjourned at 10:09 a.m.
The full text of resolution 2159 (2014) reads as follows:
“The Security Council,
“Recalling its previous relevant resolutions, including resolution 1696 (2006), resolution 1737 (2006), resolution 1747 (2007), resolution 1803 (2008), 1835 (2008), 1887 (2009), 1929 (2010), 1984 (2011), 2049 (2012) and 2105 (2013), as well as the statement of its President of 29 March 2006 (S/PRST/2006/15), and reaffirming their provisions,
“Recalling the creation, pursuant to paragraph 29 of resolution 1929 (2010), of a Panel of Experts, under the direction of the Committee, to carry out the tasks provided for by that paragraph,
“Recalling the 8 November 2013 interim report by the Panel of Experts appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 29 of resolution 1929 (2010) and the 5 June 2014 final report (S/2014/394) by the Panel,
“Recalling the methodological standards for reports of sanctions monitoring mechanisms contained in the Report of the Informal Working Group of the Security Council on General Issues of Sanctions (S/2006/997),
“Welcoming the efforts made by the Secretariat to expand and improve the roster of experts for the Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch, bearing in mind the guidance provided by the Note of the President (S/2006/997),
“Emphasizing, in that regard, the importance of credible, fact-based, independent assessments, analysis, and recommendations, in accordance with the mandate of the Panel of Experts, as specified in paragraph 29 of resolution 1929 (2010),
“Determining that proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as their means of delivery, continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,
“Acting under Article 41 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,
“1. Decides to extend until 9 July 2015 the mandate of the Panel of Experts, as specified in paragraph 29 of resolution 1929 (2010), expresses its intent to review the mandate and take appropriate action regarding further extension no later than 9 June 2015, and requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary administrative measures to this effect;
“2. Requests the Panel of Experts to provide to the Committee no later than 9 November 2014 a midterm report on its work, and further requests that, after a discussion with the Committee, the Panel of Experts submit to the Council its midterm report by 9 December 2014, and requests also a final report to the Committee by 9 May 2015 with its findings and recommendations, and further requests that, after a discussion with the Committee, the Panel of Experts submit to the Council its final report by 9 June 2015;
“3. Requests the Panel of Experts to provide to the Committee a planned program of work no later than thirty days after the Panel’s reappointment, encourages the Committee to engage in regular discussions about this program of work and to engage regularly with the Panel about its work, and further requests the Panel of Experts to provide to the Committee any updates to this program of work;
“4. Expresses its intent to continue to follow the work of the Panel;
“5. Urges all States, relevant United Nations bodies and other interested parties, to cooperate fully with the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006) and the Panel of Experts, in particular by supplying any information at their disposal on the implementation of the measures imposed by resolution 1737 (2006), resolution 1747 (2007), resolution 1803 (2008), and resolution 1929 (2010);
“6. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.”
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