Iran

  • August 2006

    Iran

    Monthly Forecast

    At press time, the Council is poised to adopt a resolution on Iran. The resolution, implementing an agreement reached in Paris on 12 July by the P5 and Germany (P5+1), responds to concerns about ongoing delay in securing a response to the package of incentives proposed to Iran in June in order to persuade Iran to re-engage in negotiations over a peaceful nuclear programme and comply with previous resolutions by the IAEA Board of Governors.

  • July 2006

    Iran

    Monthly Forecast

    No Council action is expected in the first half of July unless, contrary to expectations, Iran responds early (and negatively) to the P5 plus Germany's package of incentives. From mid-July onwards, increased US pressure seems likely and this could take the form of bringing the issue back to New York-perhaps initially by raising it in Informal Consultations of the Council.

  • June 2006

    Iran

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, Iran will almost certainly be on the Council's agenda again. As forecast last month, a draft resolution was introduced by France and the UK and, at press time, negotiations are still ongoing. Adoption in June now seems likely. Follow up action also seems likely in June.

  • May 2006

    Iran

    Monthly Forecast

    Security Council members are expected to take up the Iranian issue in May after the report by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is submitted to the Council and the IAEA Board of Governors. Following a meeting of the P5 and Germany, planned in Paris on 2 May, France and the UK are likely to introduce a draft resolution.

  • March 2006

    Iran

    Monthly Forecast

    The 6 March session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the IAEA report on the implementation by Iran of its Non-Proliferation Treaty's Safeguards Agreement will be the trigger for the Council to take up the Iran issue. The Council's handling of this issue at the initial stages is likely to be incremental and not overly contentious. The initial question will be procedural-whether a new or an existing agenda item should be used.

  • February 2006

    Iran

    Monthly Forecast

    The Security Council will take up the issue of Iran's nuclear programme after a referral from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is likely to be adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors at a special meeting on 2 and 3 February in Vienna.