United Nations Security Council Sanctions against Iran Resolution 1929 of 9 June 2010
On 9 June 2010, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted resolution 1929 imposing an additional series of sanctions measures against Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear and missile programs. Resolution 1929 (2010) updates and supplements earlier resolutions imposing sanctions against Iran (resolution 1737 (2006), resolution 1747 (2007) and resolution 1803 (2008).
Measures targeted at goods and services supporting Iran's nuclear and missile program
- updates the lists of items, materials, equipment, goods and technology already prohibited for supply to Iran because of their potential to contribute to Iran's enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems;
- expands the range of items prohibited for supply to Iran to include any non-listed items a State determines could contribute to Iran's enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems;
- prohibits the transfer of technology or technical assistance to Iran related to any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using ballistic missile technology;
- prohibits the provision of bunkering services, such as provision of fuel or supplies, or other servicing of vessels, to Iranian-owned or -contracted vessels, including chartered vessels, where they have reason to believe they are carrying items prohibited by sanctions.
Prohibition on supplying heavy military equipment to Iran
The resolution prohibits the direct or indirect supply to Iran of any battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems, as well as related technical training, financial resources or services, advice, other services or assistance.
The resolution also calls on States to exercise vigilance and restraint over the supply, sale, transfer, provision, manufacture and use of all other arms and related materiel to Iran.
Measures related to the transportation of sanctioned goods
To ensure strict implementation of sanctions, the resolution calls on States to:
- inspect all cargo to and from Iran, in their territory, including seaports and airports;
- cooperate with requests to inspect vessels on the high seas,
where there is reason to believe the cargo contains, or the vessel is carrying, items subject to sanctions prohibitions.
The resolution requires States to seize and dispose (such as through destruction, rendering inoperable, storage or transferring to a State other than the originating or destination States for disposal) of any such items discovered through such inspections and to report to the UNSC's Iran Sanctions Committee activity undertaken in compliance with these measures.
The resolution requests States to communicate to the Committee any information available on transfers or activity by Iran Air's cargo division or vessels owned or operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines to other companies that may have been undertaken in order to evade or violate sanctions, including renaming or re-registering of aircraft, vessels or ships.
Measures targeted at Iranian investment in, and business related to, nuclear and missile technology
- prohibits Iranian foreign investment in any commercial activity involving uranium mining, the production or use of nuclear materials and technology, in particular uranium-enrichment and reprocessing activities, all heavy-water activities, or technology-related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons;
- requires vigilance from persons and firms doing business with entities incorporated in Iran or subject to Iran's jurisdiction, including those of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, where there is a reason to believe that such business could contribute to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems or to violations of sanctions.
Measures targeted at financial services supporting Iran's nuclear and missile programs
The resolution calls on States to prevent the provision of financial services, including insurance or re-insurance, or the transfer of any financial or other assets or resources, where there is reason to believe such services, assets or resources could contribute to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear or missile programs, including by:
- freezing any financial or other assets or resources that are related to such programs;
- applying enhanced monitoring to prevent all such transactions;
- prohibiting the opening of new branches, subsidiaries, or representative offices of Iranian banks;
- prohibiting Iranian banks from establishing new joint ventures, taking an ownership interest in or establishing or maintaining correspondent relationships with banks;
- prohibiting non-Iranian financial institutions from opening representative offices or subsidiaries or banking accounts in Iran.
Targeted financial sanctions
The resolution applies targeted financial sanctions to an additional list of individuals and entities:
- involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities;
- associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps;
- associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines,
as well as to any individuals or entities acting on behalf or at the direction of, and to entities owned or controlled (including through illicit means) by, such persons and entities.
The individuals and entities designated under resolution 1929 (2010) have now been added to the Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to UNSC targeted financial sanctions maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The resolution expands the range of persons associated with Iran's nuclear and missile programs subject to a travel ban.
Resolution 1929 (2010)
Full text of UN Security Council Resolution 1929 (2010) adopted by the Security Council at its 6335th meeting, on 9 June 2010.