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Cablegate: Instructions for Statement in Un Security Council

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SUBJECT: INSTRUCTIONS FOR STATEMENT IN UN SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETING ON IRAN SANCTIONS JUNE 13


1. Mission should draw on the following in making a
statement in the June 13 meeting of the UN Security Council
at which Iran sanctions will be discussed.

2. Begin Text.

Three months ago, this Council adopted Resolution 1803 to
impose additional sanctions on Iran. These sanctions, as
well as those adopted earlier by the Council in
Resolutions 1737 and 1747, are designed to discourage and
halt Iran's pursuit of technologies that would provide
it with a nuclear weapons capability. With that in mind,
I would like to make five points.

First, we welcome the report of the Committee Chairman and
are pleased to note the important activities being pursued
by the Committee. We welcome the fact that many states
have submitted the reports required by those resolutions
and we encourage all states that have not yet done so to
provide their reports to the Committee as soon as
possible. We also reiterate this Council's call 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.

Second, we note with great concern the 26 May 2008 report
of the Director General of the IAEA concerning Iran's
continuing non-compliance with Resolutions 1737, 1747 and
1803. Most disturbing is that Iran continues to defy the
UN Security Council and has not suspended its uranium
enrichment- and heavy water-related activities. Instead,
Iran has expanded its installation and operation of new
centrifuges and is testing advanced centrifuge designs
using nuclear material. Iran has also continued the
construction of a new IR-40 reactor.

Third, long-outstanding questions about Iran's past
nuclear activities, including those that indicate Iran's
effort to develop a nuclear warhead, remain unanswered.
IAEA Director General El Baradei stated clearly that Iran
must provide "substantive explanations" for these
activities, and that it is essential that Iran provide all
requested information, clarifications, and access outlined
in the report without further delay.

Fourth, we expect Iran to comply with its international
obligations concerning its nuclear activities, including
the full and verifiable suspension of its
proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities and full
cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency,
and to implement the Additional Protocol. Only through
all of these steps can Iran begin to establish confidence
that the nature of its nuclear program is exclusively
peaceful. Iran must provide to the IAEA full disclosure of
any weapons-related work and allow the IAEA to verify that any
such work
has ceased.

Fifth, we affirm the dual track strategy on this issue,
which is reinforced by the updated P5+1 package that will
be delivered to Iran in the near term and reiterate our
belief that a mutually satisfactory, negotiated solution
remains open to Iran. At the same time, all Member States
must implement robustly their obligations under UN
Security Council Resolutions 1737, 1747 and 1803, as well
as other pertinent resolutions. This Council should stand
ready, in accordance with its stated intention in
Resolution 1803, to supplement those sanctions with
additional measures.

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