Final report of the Panel of Experts established pursuant toresolution 1929 (2010)
The present final report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution1984 (2011) and in accordance with the mandate set forth in paragraph 29 of resolution 1929 (2010). It contains the analysis, conclusions and recommendations of the Panel of Experts established pursuant to resolution 1929 (2010) regardingcompliance by the Islamic Republic of Iran with the provisions of that and relatedresolutions, in addition to information provided by Member States regarding theirimplementation. The Panel draws on consultations with Member States and experts,inspections of reported incidents of non-compliance and assessments of implementation reports submitted by Member States under resolution 1929 (2010).The report also contains a discussion of other work undertaken by the Panel relevantto its mandate, including outreach activities to Member States, regional groups andthe private sector and, where appropriate, the provision of technical advice.The sanctions measures specified in resolution 1929 (2010) and previousresolutions are part of a coordinated and intensive effort by the internationalcommunity to persuade the Islamic Republic of Iran to resolve outstanding questionsabout the nature of its nuclear programme and demonstrate that it is for purelypeaceful purposes. Sanctions remain one element of a dual-track approach to thecountry, which includes diplomatic efforts by China, France, Germany, the RussianFederation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and theUnited States of America. These sanctions are targeted at specific activities,institutions, entities and individuals related to the Islamic Republic of Iran’sprohibited proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities and development of a nuclearweapon delivery system, in addition to transfers of conventional weapons.Sanctions are slowing the procurement by the Islamic Republic of Iran of somecritical items required for its prohibited nuclear programme. At the same time,prohibited activities, including uranium enrichment, are continuing. The IslamicRepublic of Iran has still not complied with the requests of the International AtomicEnergy Agency for information to clarify the possible military dimensions of itsprogramme. In the present report, the Panel identifies the acquisition of high-gradecarbon fibre as one of a number of critical items that the Islamic Republic of Iranrequires for the development of more advanced centrifuges. The report also contains ananalysis of the country’s requirements for uranium ore in the context of its current andfuture planned activities, while noting that no procurement attempts have been reportedto the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006).The Iranian ballistic missile programme continues to develop, as demonstratedby additional launches, their prohibition under resolution 1929 (2010) notwithstanding.In the present report, the Panel provides the conclusions of its investigation into theJune 2011 launch of the Rasad satellite, which was reported to the Committee.The Panel takes note of the recent designations by the Security CouncilCommittee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) concerning the DemocraticPeople’s Republic of Korea of two Democratic People’s Republic of Korea entitiesand their links to the Iranian ballistic missile programme.