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UN sanctions: what they are, how they work, and who uses them

In recent months the Security Council has discussed sanctions regarding Yemen, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Somalia and Libya; has adopted a resolution imposing sanctions on South Sudan; and reviewed the sanctions related to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Speaking to the Security Council in November 2014, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman said that support to the Council and its sanctions committees is a central component of the Department of Political Affairs’ work. Continue reading

Iran silent on queries about its military activities

Gary Quinlan (second from left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, briefs members in his capacity as Chairman of the Council’s 1737 Sanctions Committee on Iran. 05 September 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 560237Iran had remained silent to inquiries about its ballistic missile launches and an intercepted arms shipment, the Chair of the Security Council Committee charged with monitoring sanctions on that country said today. Chair Gary Quinlan (Australia) provided the Council with an update on the Committee’s activities from 16 July to 5 September, saying he had Continue reading