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Cablegate: Un Security Council's Adoption of Resolution 1803

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SUBJECT: UN SECURITY COUNCIL'S ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 1803
ON IRAN

REFS: A) STATE 19200, B) STATE 19694

1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraph
4.

2. (U) BACKGROUND: On 3 March 2008, the UN Security
Council adopted resolution 1803 by a vote of 14 to 0, with
one abstention. This resolution imposes further sanctions
on Iran in response to its failure to comply with its
obligations in UN Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs)
1737 and 1747. Parallel to the adoption of the
resolution, P5+1 Foreign Ministers issued a statement
reiterating to Iran its common hope that Iran will choose
the path of negotiations.

3. (U) OBJECTIVE: To provide host governments with
information concerning obligations imposed on Member
States by UNSCR 1803, especially as it relates to the
expansion of sanctions included in UNSCRs 1737 and 1747,
and imposition of new measures.

4. (U) ACTION REQUEST: Department requests that Posts
deliver points in paragraph 5 to appropriate senior-level
officials. Posts are also requested to provide copies of
the resolution and its annexes in paragraph 6, and the
P5+1 Foreign Ministers' statement found in paragraph 7.
The text in paragraph 6 may be left as a non-paper. For
UN Security Council member Posts (Beijing, Paris, Moscow,
London, Brussels, San Jose, Zagreb, Jakarta, Rome, Panama
City, Tripoli, Hanoi, Ouagadougou, and Pretoria), when
handing over the non-paper, please note that it is being
provided to them as an FYI.

5. (U) BEGIN NON-PAPER

-- The United States welcomes the adoption of UN Security
Council Resolution 1803 but regrets its necessity. In
adopting this new resolution on 3 March 2008, in response
to Iran's failure to comply with UNSCRs 1737 and 1747, the
Security Council acted under Article 41 of Chapter VII of
the UN Charter, which authorizes sanctions and makes
provisions of the resolution legally binding.

-- The Security Council is imposing these additional
Chapter VII sanctions because Iran failed to comply with
the requirements of UNSCRs 1737 and 1747. Through UNSCR
1803, the international community is sending an
unambiguous message to Iran that it must fulfill its
international obligations pursuant to each of these
resolutions, as well as its NPT and IAEA Safeguards
Agreement.

-- This resolution carries several key components:

-- UNSCR 1803 reiterates a legal requirement for Iran to
cooperate fully with the IAEA to take the steps necessary
to build international confidence that Iran's nuclear
program is intended strictly for peaceful purposes. This
includes resolving all questions and concerns associated
with extensive information available to the IAEA and
described by the IAEA in its 22 February 2008 report, as
well as during its 25 February "technical briefing" to
member states, detailing Iran's efforts to develop a
nuclear warhead.

-- It reiterates the requirement set forth in UNSCRs 1737
and 1747 that Iran suspend all enrichment-related and
reprocessing activities and stop work on all heavy water-
related projects, including construction of a heavy water-
moderated research reactor. The Council has requested the
IAEA Director General to report to the UNSC on the Iranian
regime's compliance by 30 May 2008.

-- It establishes a travel ban on the individuals listed
in Annex II of this resolution and extends the existing
call in UNSCRs 1737 and 1747 for states to exercise
vigilance and restraint regarding the entry or transit
through their territories to the individuals listed in
Annex I of this resolution.

-- It requires an asset freeze on the individuals and
entities listed in Annexes I and III. Of key importance
are several entities associated with Iran's attempts to
evade international sanctions through the use of front
companies and individuals responsible for many of Iran's
proliferation sensitive nuclear activities.

-- It tightens earlier sanctions by prohibiting the
transfer to Iran of all dual use items controlled by the
Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) unless for exclusive use in
light water reactors or when necessary to support
technical cooperation provided by the IAEA. In the event
that a state intends to make use of this exemption, it
must:

a) determine that the items in question will not be
diverted to support proliferation sensitive nuclear
activities;

b) meet the requirements of the NSG's guidelines in
conducting the transfer;

c) obtain and be in a position to exercise effectively a
right to verify the end-use and end-use location of any
supplied item; and,

d) notify the UNSC Iran Sanctions Committee and the IAEA
of the transfer.

-- States are asked to exercise vigilance over the
activities of financial institutions in their territories
with Iranian banks, in particular Banks Melli and Saderat
and their branches and subsidiaries abroad. To that end,
the guidance issued by the Financial Actions Task Force
(FATF) to assist states in implementing their financial
obligations under resolution 1737 (2006) was also welcomed
by the UNSC.

---- Banks Melli and Saderat were called out since they
are of particular concern given their involvement in
Iran's proliferation and destabilizing regional
activities.

-- States are asked to exercise vigilance when entering
into new commitments for public-provided financial support
for trade with Iran, including the granting of export
credits, guarantees, and insurance.

-- Finally, states are asked to conduct inspections of
cargoes to and from Iran conveyed by Iran Air Cargo and
the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL), when
reasonable grounds exist and consistent with applicable
laws, in order to prevent the transfer of items prohibited
under UNSCRs 1737, 1747, and 1803. These entities were
called out since they are of particular concern given
their involvement in Iran's procurement activities in
violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

-- So long as Iran continues to preserve and develop its
options for establishing a nuclear weapons capability by
refusing to meet its UNSC and other international nuclear
nonproliferation obligations, the Council must respond
with incremental, yet increasingly significant sanctions
that further pressure the Iranian regime.

-- In order that the Iranian regime receive this message
loud and clear, and thus lead the regime to embrace the
diplomatic solution we all seek, the United States urges
all UN Member States to immediately take all necessary
steps to ensure the full and effective implementation and
monitoring of the obligations set out in this resolution.

-- To that end, we note that States are also called upon
in this resolution to report to the Sanctions Committee by
30 April 2008, on those steps that they have taken to
implement its provisions. We urge your government to do
so.

-- As with UNSCRs 1737 and 1747, if the Iranian regime
fails to comply with this resolution by 30 May 2008,
ninety days [3 months] after its adoption, the Security
Council has affirmed that it will review the situation and
adopt additional appropriate measures in response to
Iran's noncompliance.

-- This resolution also echoes UNSCRs 1737 and 1747 in its
clear statement of intent to suspend the implementation of
the UNSC's sanctions on Iran if Iran were to suspend its
proliferation sensitive nuclear activities as required.

-- Furthermore, UNSCR 1803 reaffirms that the P5+1 stand
ready to begin negotiations with Iran on the future of its
nuclear program should Iran suspend its enrichment-related
and reprocessing activities. To that end, the United
States reaffirms its willigness to meet with Iran any time
and any place should Iran suspend.

END NON-PAPER

6. (U) BEGIN TEXT OF UNSCR 1803 AND ANNEXES

Recalling the statement of its president, S/PRST/2006/15,
of 29 March 2006, and its resolution 1696 (2006) of 31
July 2006, its resolution 1737 (2006) of 23 December 2006
and its resolution 1747 (2007) of 24 March 2007, and
reaffirming their provisions,
Reaffirming its commitment to the Treaty on the Non-
Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the need for all States
Party to that Treaty to comply fully with all their
obligations, and recalling the right of States Party, in
conformity with Articles I and II of that Treaty, to
develop, research, production and use of nuclear energy
for peaceful purposes without discrimination,

Recalling the resolution of the IAEA Board of Governors
(GOV/2006/14), which states that a solution to the Iranian
nuclear issue would contribute to global non-proliferation
efforts and to realizing the objective of a middle East
free of weapons of mass destruction, including their means
of delivery,

Noting with serious concern that, as confirmed by the
reports of 23 May 2007 (GOV/2007/22), 30 August 2007
(GOV/2007/48), 15 November 2007 (GOV/2007/48) and 22
February 2008 (GOV/2008/4) of the Director General of the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has not
established full and sustained suspension of all
enrichment related and reprocessing activities and heavy
water-related projects as set out in resolution 1696
(2006), 1737 (2006) and 1747 (2007), nor resumed its
cooperation with the IAEA under the Additional Protocol,
nor taken the other steps required by the IAEA Board of
Governors, nor complied with the provisions of Security
Council resolution 1696 (2006), 1737 (2006) and 1747
(2007) and which are essential to build confidence, and
deploring Iran's refusal to take these steps,

Noting with concern that Iran has taken issue with the
IAEA's right to verify design information which had been
provided by Iran pursuant to the modified Code 3.1,
emphasizing that in accordance with Article 39 of Iran's
Safeguards Agreement Code 3.1 cannot be modified nor
suspended unilaterally and that the Agency's right to
verify design information provided to it is a continuing
right, which is not dependent on the stage of construction
of, or the presence of nuclear material at, a facility,

Reiterating its determination to reinforce the authority
of the IAEA, strongly supporting the role of the IAEA
Board of Governors, commending the IAEA for its efforts to
resolve outstanding issues relating to Iran's nuclear
programme in the work plan between the Secretariat of the
IAEA and Iran (GOV/2007/48, Attachment), welcoming the
progress in implementation of this work plan as reflected
in the IAEA Director General's reports of 15 November 2007
(GOV/2007/58) and 22 February 2008 (GOV/2008/4),
underlining the importance of Iran producing tangible
results rapidly and effectively by completing
implementation of this work plan including by providing
answers to all the questions the IAEA asks so that the
Agency, through the implementation of the required
transparency measures, can assess the completeness and
correctness of Iran's declaration,

Expressing the conviction that the suspension set out in
paragraph 2 of resolution 1737 (2006) as well as full,
verified Iranian compliance with the requirements set out
by the IAEA Board of Governors would contribute to a
diplomatic, negotiated solution, that guarantees Iran's
nuclear programme is for exclusively peaceful purposes,

Stressing that China, France, Germany, the Russian
Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States are
willing to take further concrete measures on exploring an
overall strategy of resolving the Iranian nuclear issue
through negotiation on the basis of their June 2006
proposals (S/2006/521), and noting the confirmation by
these countries that once the confidence of the
international community in the exclusively peaceful nature
of Iran's nuclear programme is restored it will be treated
in the same manner as that of any Non-Nuclear Weapon State
party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear
Weapons,

Having regard to States' rights and obligations relating
to international trade,

Welcoming the guidance issued by the Financial Actions
Task Force (FATF) to assist States in implementing their
financial obligations under resolution 1737 (2006),

Determined to give effect to its decisions by adopting
appropriate measures to persuade Iran to comply with
resolution 1696 (2006), resolution 1737 (2006), resolution
1747 (2007) and with the requirements of the IAEA, and
also to constrain Iran's development of sensitive
technologies in support of its nuclear and missile
programmes, until such time as the Security Council
determines that the objectives of these resolutions have
been met,

Concerned by the proliferation risks presented by the
Iranian nuclear programme and, in this context, by Iran's
continuing failure to meet the requirements of the IAEA
Board of Governors and to comply with the provisions of
Security Council resolutions 1696 (2006), 1737 (2006) and
1747 (2007), mindful of its primary responsibility under
the Charter of the United Nations for the maintenance of
international peace and security,

Acting under Article 41 of Chapter VII of the Charter of
the United Nations,

1. Reaffirms that Iran shall without further delay take
the steps required by the IAEA Board of Governors in its
resolution GOV/2006/14, which are essential to build
confidence in the exclusively peaceful purpose of its
nuclear programme and to resolve outstanding questions,
and, in this context, affirms its decision that Iran shall
without delay take the steps required in paragraph 2 of
resolution 1737 (2006), and underlines that the IAEA has
sought confirmation that Iran will apply Code 3.1
modified;

2. Welcomes the agreement between Iran and the IAEA to
resolve all outstanding issues concerning Iran's nuclear
programme and progress made in this regard as set out in
the Director General's report of 22 February 2008
(GOV/2008/4), encourages the IAEA to continue its work to
clarify all outstanding issues, stresses that this would
help to re-establish international confidence in the
exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme,
and supports the IAEA in strengthening its safeguards on
Iran's nuclear activities in accordance with the
Safeguards Agreement between Iran and the IAEA;

3. Calls upon all States to exercise vigilance and
restraint regarding the entry into or transit through
their territories of individuals who are engaged in,
directly associated with or providing support for Iran's
proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or for the
development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, and
decides in this regard that all States shall notify the
Committee established pursuant to paragraph 18 of
resolution 1737 (2006) (herein "the Committee") of the
entry into or transit through their territories of the
persons designated in the Annex to resolution 1737 (2006),
Annex I to resolution 1747 (2007) or Annex I to this
resolution, as well as of additional persons designated by
the Security Council or the Committee as being engaged in,
directly associated with or providing support for Iran's
proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or for the
development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, including
through the involvement in procurement of the prohibited
items, goods, equipment, materials and technology
specified by and under the measures in paragraphs 3 and 4
of resolution 1737 (2006), except where such entry or
transit is for activities directly related to the items in
subparagraphs 3(b) (i) and (ii) of resolution 1737 (2006);

4. Underlines that nothing in paragraph 3 above requires a
State to refuse its own nationals entry into its
territory, and that all States shall, in the
implementation of the above paragraph, take into account
humanitarian considerations, including religious
obligations, as well as the necessity to meet the
objectives of this resolution, resolution 1737 (2006) and
resolution 1747 (2007), including where Article XV of the
IAEA Statute is engaged;

5. Decides that all States shall take the necessary
measures to prevent the entry into or transit through
their territories of individuals designated in Annex II to
this resolution as well as of additional persons
designated by the Security Council or the Committee as
being engaged in, directly associated with or providing
support for Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear
activities or for the development of nuclear weapon
delivery systems, including through the involvement in
procurement of the prohibited items, goods, equipment,
materials and technology specified by and under the
measures in paragraphs 3 and 4 of resolution 1737 (2006),
except where such entry or transit is for activities
directly related to the items in subparagraphs 3 (b) (i)
and (ii) of resolution 1737 (2006) and provided that
nothing in this paragraph shall oblige a State to refuse
its own nationals entry into its territory;

6. Decides that the measures imposed by paragraph 5 above
shall not apply where the Committee determines on a case-
by-case basis that such travel is justified on the grounds
of humanitarian need, including religious obligations, or
where the Committee concludes that an exemption would
otherwise further the objectives of the present
resolution;

7. Decides that the measures specified in paragraphs 12,
13, 14 and 15 of resolution 1737 (2006) shall apply also
to the persons and entities listed in Annexes I and III to
this resolution, and any persons or entities acting on
their behalf or at their direction, and to entities owned
or controlled by them and to persons and entities
determined by the Council or the Committee to have
assisted designated persons or entities in evading
sanctions of, or in violating the provisions of, this
resolution, resolution 1737 (2006) or resolution 1747
(2007);

8. Decides that all States shall take the necessary
measures to prevent the supply, sale or transfer directly
or indirectly from their territories or by their nationals
or using their flag vessels or aircraft to, or for use in
or benefit of, Iran, and whether or not originating in
their territories, of:

(a) all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology
set out in INFCIRC/254/Rev.7/Part2 of document S/2006/814,
except the supply, sale or transfer, in accordance with
the requirements of paragraph 5 of resolution 1737 (2006),
of items, materials, equipment, goods and technology set
out in sections 1 and 2 of the Annex to that document, and
sections 3 to 6 as notified in advance to the Committee,
only when for exclusive use in light water reactors, and
where such supply, sale or transfer is necessary for
technical cooperation provided to Iran by the IAEA or
under its auspices as provided for in paragraph 16 of
resolution 1737 (2006);

(b) all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology
set out in 19.A.3 of Category II of document S/2006/815;

9. Calls upon all States to exercise vigilance in entering
into new commitments for public provided financial support
for trade with Iran, including the granting of export
credits, guarantees or insurance, to their nationals or
entities involved in such trade, in order to avoid such
financial support contributing to the proliferation
sensitive nuclear activities, or to the development of
nuclear weapon delivery systems, as referred to in
resolution 1737 (2006);

10. Calls upon all States to exercise vigilance over the
activities of financial institutions in their territories
with all banks domiciled in Iran, in particular with Bank
Melli and Bank Saderat, and their branches and
subsidiaries abroad, in order to avoid such activities
contributing to the proliferation sensitive nuclear
activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon
delivery systems, as referred to in resolution 1737
(2006);

11. Calls upon all States, in accordance with their
national legal authorities and legislation and consistent
with international law, in particular the law of the sea
and relevant international civil aviation agreements, to
inspect the cargoes to and from Iran, of aircraft and
vessels, at their airports and seaports, owned or operated
by Iran Air Cargo and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping
Line, provided there are reasonable grounds to believe
that the aircraft or vessel is transporting goods
prohibited under this resolution or resolution 1737 (2006)
or resolution 1747 (2007);

12. Requires all States, in cases when inspection mentioned
in the paragraph above is undertaken, to submit to the
Security Council within five working days a written report
on the inspection containing, in particular, explanation
of the grounds for the inspection, as well as information
on its time, place, circumstances, results and other
relevant details;

13. Calls upon all States to report to the Committee within
60 days of the adoption of this resolution on the steps
they have taken with a view to implementing effectively
paragraphs 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 above;

14. Decides that the mandate of the Committee as set out in
paragraph 18 of resolution 1737 (2006) shall also apply to
the measures imposed in resolution 1747 (2007) and this
resolution;

15. Stresses the willingness of China, France, Germany, the
Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United
States to further enhance diplomatic efforts to promote
resumption of dialogue, and consultations on the basis of
their offer to Iran, with a view to seeking a
comprehensive, long-term and proper solution of this issue
which would allow for the development of all-round
relations and wider cooperation with Iran based on mutual
respect and the establishment of international confidence
in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear
programme, and inter alia, starting direct talks and
negotiation with Iran as long as Iran suspends all
enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including
research and development, as verified by the IAEA;

16. Encourages the European Union High Representative for
the Common Foreign and Security Policy to continue
communication with Iran in support of political and
diplomatic efforts to find a negotiated solution including
relevant proposals by China, France, Germany, the Russian
Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States with
a view to create necessary conditions for resuming talks;

17. Emphasizes the importance of all States, including
Iran, taking the necessary measures to ensure that no
claim shall lie at the instance of the Government of Iran,
or of any person or entity in Iran, or of persons or
entities designated pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006) and
related resolutions, or any person claiming through or for
the benefit of any such person or entity, in connection
with any contract or other transaction where its
performance was prevented by reason of the measures
imposed by the present resolution, resolution 1737 (2006)
or resolution 1747 (2007);

18. Requests within 90 days a further report from the
Director General of the IAEA on whether Iran has
established full and sustained suspension of all
activities mentioned in resolution 1737 (2006), as well as
on the process of Iranian compliance with all the steps
required by the IAEA Board and with the other provisions
of resolution 1737 (2006), resolution 1747 (2007) and of
this resolution, to the IAEA Board of Governors and in
parallel to the Security Council for its consideration;

19. Reaffirms that it shall review Iran's actions in light
of the report referred to in the paragraph above, and:

(a) that it shall suspend the implementation of measures if
and for so long as Iran suspends all enrichment-related
and reprocessing activities, including research and
development, as verified by the IAEA, to allow for
negotiations in good faith in order to reach an early and
mutually acceptable outcome;

that it shall terminate the measures specified in
paragraphs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 12 of resolution 1737 (2006),
as well as in paragraphs 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of resolution
1747 (2007), and in paragraphs 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
above, as soon as it determines, following receipt of the
report referred to in the paragraph above, that Iran has
fully complied with its obligations under the relevant
resolutions of the Security Council and met the
requirements of the IAEA Board of Governors, as confirmed
by the IAEA Board;

that it shall, in the event that the report shows that
Iran has not complied with resolution 1696 (2006),
resolution 1737 (2006), resolution 1747 (2007) and this
resolution, adopt further appropriate measures under
Article 41 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United
Nations to persuade Iran to comply with these resolutions
and the requirements of the IAEA, and underlines that
further decisions will be required should such additional
measures be necessary;

20. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Annex I

1. Amir Moayyed Alai (involved in managing the assembly
and engineering of centrifuges)

Mohammad Fedai Ashiani (involved in the production of
ammonium uranyl carbonate and management of the Natanz
enrichment complex)

Abbas Rezaee Ashtiani (a senior official at the AEOI
Office of Exploration and Mining Affairs)

Haleh Bakhtiar (involved in the production of magnesium at
a concentration of 99.9%)

Morteza Behzad (involved in making centrifuge components)

Dr. Mohammad Eslami (Head of Defence Industries Training
and Research Institute)

Seyyed Hussein Hosseini (AEOI official involved in the
heavy water research reactor project at Arak)

M. Javad Karimi Sabet (Head of Novin Energy Company, which
is designated under resolution 1747 (2007))

Hamid-Reza Mohajerani (involved in production management
at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) at Esfahan)

Brigadier-General Mohammad Reza Naqdi (former Deputy Chief
of Armed Forces General Staff for Logistics and Industrial
Research / Head of State Anti-Smuggling Headquarters,
engaged in efforts to get round the sanctions imposed by
resolutions 1737 (2006) and 1747 (2007))

Houshang Nobari (involved in the management of the Natanz
enrichment complex)

Abbas Rashidi (involved in enrichment work at Natanz)

Ghasem Soleymani (Director of Uranium Mining Operations at
the Saghand Uranium Mine)

Annex II

A. Individuals listed in resolution 1737 (2006)

1. Mohammad Qannadi, AEOI Vice President for Research &
Development

2. Dawood Agha-Jani, Head of the PFEP (Natanz)

3. Behman Asgarpour, Operational Manager (Arak)

B. Individuals listed in resolution 1747 (2007)

1. Seyed Jaber Safdari (Manager of the Natanz Enrichment
Facilities)

2. Amir Rahimi (Head of Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and
Production Center, which is part of the AEOI's Nuclear
Fuel Production and Procurement Company, which is involved
in enrichment-related activities)

Annex III

1. Abzar Boresh Kaveh Co. (BK Co.) (involved in the
production of centrifuge components)

2. Barzagani Tejarat Tavanmad Saccal companies (subsidiary
of Saccal System companies) (this company tried to
purchase sensitive goods for an entity listed in
resolution 1737 (2006))

3. Electro Sanam Company (E. S. Co. / E. X. Co.) (AIO
front-company, involved in the ballistic missile
programme)

4. Ettehad Technical Group (AIO front-company, involved in
the ballistic missile programme)

5. Industrial Factories of Precision (IFP) Machinery (aka
Instrumentation Factories Plant) (used by AIO for some
acquisition attempts)

6. Jabber Ibn Hayan (AEOI laboratory involved in fuel-
cycle activities)

7. Joza Industrial Co. (AIO front-company, involved in the
ballistic missile programme)

8. Khorasan Metallurgy Industries (subsidiary of the
Ammunition Industries Group (AMIG) which depends on DIO.
Involved in the production of centrifuges components)

9. Niru Battery Manufacturing Company (subsidiary of the
DIO. Its role is to manufacture power units for the
Iranian military including missile systems)

10. Pishgam (Pioneer) Energy Industries (has participated
in construction of the Uranium Conversion Facility at
Esfahan)

11. Safety Equipment Procurement (SEP) (AIO front-company,
involved in the ballistic missile programme)

12. TAMAS Company (involved in enrichment-related
activities. TAMAS is the overarching body, under which
four subsidiaries have been established, including one for
uranium extraction to concentration and another in charge
of uranium processing, enrichment and waste)

END TEXT OF UNSCR 1803 AND ANNEXES

7. (U) BEGIN P5+1 MINISTER'S STATEMENT

Statement by the Foreign Ministers of China, France,
Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States
with support of the High Representative of the European
Union

1. Today the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1803,
reflecting the international community's ongoing
serious concerns about the proliferation risks of the
Iranian nuclear programme. This is the third time
that the UN Security Council has sent a strong message
of international resolve to Iran by adopting a
sanctions resolution under chapter VII, Article 41 of
the Charter of the United Nations on Iran's nuclear
programme. We deplore Iran's continued failure to
comply with its UNSC and IAEA Board requirements, in
particular by expanding its enrichment-related
activities. We note the progress made in implementing
the IAEA-Iran workplan and the IAEA's serious concerns
about the "alleged studies," which are critical to an
assessment of a possible military dimension to Iran's
nuclear program. We call upon Iran to heed the
requirements of UNSC and the IAEA, including the
suspension of its enrichment-related and reprocessing
activities.

2. We remain committed to an early negotiated solution to
the Iranian nuclear issue and reaffirm our commitment
to a dual-track approach. We reconfirm the proposals
we presented to Iran in June 2006 and are prepared to
further develop them. Our proposals will offer
substantial opportunities for political, security and
economic benefits to Iran and to the region. We urge
Iran to take this opportunity to engage with us all
and to find a negotiated way forward. We reiterate
our recognition of Iran's right to develop, research,
production, and use of nuclear energy for peaceful
purposes in conformity with its NPT obligations. We
reconfirm that once the confidence of the
international community in the exclusively peaceful
nature of Iran's nuclear programme is restored it will
be treated in the same manner as that of any Non-
Nuclear Weapon State party to the NPT. We remain
ready to negotiate future arrangements, modalities and
timing in this respect once the conditions for
negotiations have been established.

3. This will require further diplomatic efforts and
innovative approaches. To that end we have asked Dr.
Javier Solana, the European Union's High
Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy,
to meet with Dr. Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran's
Supreme National Security Council, and to address the
interests and concerns of both sides in a manner which
can gradually create the conditions for the opening of
negotiations.


END P5+1 MINISTER'S STATEMENT

8. (U) Posts are requested to report any substantive
responses. Richard Nephew (ISN/RA, 202-736-4730,
nephewrm@state.sgov.gov) and Heather Von Behren (IO/T,
202-647-2753, vonbehrenhw@state.sgov.gov) are the
Department's POCs for this activity.

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