United Nations Security Council Resolution 1835

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1835
Iran (orthographic projection).svg
Date 27 September 2008
Meeting no. 6,335
Code S/RES/1835 ([ Document])
Subject Non-proliferation
Iran
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
Nuclear power in Iran

UN Security Council Resolution 1835 was adopted unanimously by United Nations Security Council on 27 September 2008.[1] The resolution was in response to the 15 September report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that stated that Iran had not suspended uranium-enrichment-related activities.[2] The resolution reaffirmed four previous Security Council resolutions: 1696 (2006), 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), and 1803 (2008).[2]

Background[edit]

On 15 September 2008, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report on the execution of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regulations in Iran.[3] The report also investigated Iran’s acquiescence to Security Council Resolutions 1737, 1747, and 1803.[3] The report found conclusively that Iran was continuing along its path of non-compliance.[3] In addition, the report included two important findings about Iran’s non-compliance. The report found that Iran is making significant progress on developing and operating its centrifuges and that it continues to resist efforts to address its suspected nuclear weapons work.[3]

5984th Council Meeting[edit]

The 5984th meeting of the UN Security Council took place on 27 September 2008. The P5+1 countries; United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and the People's Republic of China, proposed the resolution. The resolution was passed unanimously.[2] The meeting lasted from 4:05 pm to 4:10 pm.[2]

The representative of Indonesia voted in favor of the resolution despite making a statement before the vote was taken.[2] The representative, who had abstained from voting for resolution 1803 in 2008, declared Indonesia's support for the resolution because it did not provide for additional sanctions against Iran.[2] He emphasized Indonesia's desire for a negotiated solution, one that provided incentives, not "discentives" to Iran.[2]

Public reaction[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iran dismissed the resolution, saying that its uranium development was for peaceful purposes and that it would not stop its uranium enrichment programs.[4] The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that his country would resist “bullying powers”[5] trying to prevent nuclear development in Iran. The Chief Nuclear Negotiator, Saeed Jalili told Iranian television that the resolution would only foster “mistrust” stating, “These [resolutions] are not constructive. What they need to do is to attract the trust of the Iranian nation through constructive co-operation and collective commitment.”[6]

United States[edit]

Condoleezza Rice, the Secretary of State of the United States, declared US support for the resolution saying that it was a positive step that confirms the resolve of the international community and the P5+1. Rice also stated that the resolution lets “the Iranians know that the unity is very strong.”

Russia[edit]

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s UN Representative, claimed that the idea for the resolution had been his country's. The week before the resolution was passed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pulled out of talks on Iran's nuclear program.[7] Furthermore, Lavrov stated that it was Russian belief that the resolution helps further “the primary goal” of the P5+1, which is “to help the IAEA ascertain that there is no military dimension to the nuclear program in Iran.”[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Special Reports | UN approves new Iran resolution". BBC News. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Security Council Reaffirms Earlier Resolutions On Iran’S Uranium Enrichment, Calls On Country To Comply With Obligations ‘Fully And Without Delay’". Un.org. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d "ISIS Report - September 15, 2008". Isis-online.org. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Special Reports | UN approves new Iran resolution". BBC News. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Special Reports | UN approves new Iran resolution". BBC News. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Special Reports | UN approves new Iran resolution". BBC News. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  7. ^ "Special Reports | UN approves new Iran resolution". BBC News. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]