Statement by Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy
On Security Council Resolution 1737
On 23 December 2006 Security Council passed Resolution 1737 against a member of the NPT that not only has never attacked or threatened to use force against any member of the United Nations but also has taken all necessary measures for confidence building in the past 3 years, but awarded by mentioned resolution. Meanwhile Prime Minister of a regime boasted about his regimeâ€™s nuclear weapons, and Security Council, without even raising an eyebrow, only heard it.
Now it is not secret and all the documents shows that proponents of resolution were not seeking a solution or encouraging negotiations, but they have always been to use the Security Council as an instrument of pressure and intimidation to compel Iran to abandon its rights and the achieving their political intentions. What they have done during 3 years to find a solution?
They didnâ€™t respond to the concrete proposals of Iran authorities who mentioned that Iran was prepared to engage partnership with private and public sectors of other countries in the implementation of uranium enrichment program in Iran. Instead they tried to absorb others to their views and intentions. They tried by issuing incorrect reports to prepare the grounds to implement their intentions. But the IAEA Director-General recently refused them and said “a lot of what you see about Iran right now is assessment of intentionsâ€¦But one of the lessons we learned from Iraq is that we really need to be very careful coming to conclusions because these issues make the difference between war and peace.â€
Islamic Republic of Iran firmly believes that the days of weapons of mass murder have long passed; that these inhumane instruments of indiscriminate slaughter have not brought internal stability or external security for anyone and they will not be able to do so in the future.
The resolution can only remind the Iranian people of the historic injustices this Security Council has done to them in the past six decades. The Security Council would go a long way in addressing its own confidence-deficit, by truly acting on behalf of UN membership, as mandated by Article 24 of the Charter. Nearly two third of them are members of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of Islamic Conference who have “reaffirmed that States’ choices and decisions in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear technology and its fuel cycle policies must be respected,” and “expressed concern over â€¦ threats and pressures on Iran by certain circles to renounce its inalienable right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.â€ They have also clarified where the real threat to international peace and security does in fact exist by “expressing grave concern over the acquisition of nuclear capability by some regimes. That is the real issue that members of the United Nations expected the Security Council to be seized with.