EU Council Common Position, 27 February 2007 PDF Print E-mail



In July 2006, the United Nations Security Council adopted the UNSC Resolution 1696 (SC/8792, 31st July 2006, 5500th Meeting, Adopted by Vote of 14-1 (Qatar)) asking Iran to suspend the enrichment of uranium. Iran’s refusal to suspend its nuclear activities triggered the UNSC Resolution 1737 (SC/8928, 23th December 2006, 5612th Meeting, Unanimously Adopted). On 22th February 2007, the Council of European Union in a Council Common Position 2007/140/CFSP, concerning restrictive measures against Iran which was adopted under the title V of the EU Treaty, implement the UN Resolution by prohibiting "The direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of" the "items, materials, equipment, goods and technology contained in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Missile Technology Control Regime lists" and "any additional items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, determined by the Security Council or the Committee, which could contribute to enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems;" "including software, to, or for the use in, or benefit of, Iran, by nationals of Member States or through the territories of Member States, or using their flag vessels or aircraft".