24 December 2010

Statement by H.E. Mr. Mohammad Khazaee

Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations

on the agenda item 131, Part G, Panel of Experts on the Islamic Republic of Iran

(December 2010 – New York)

In the Name of God the Compassionate the Merciful

Mr. Chairman,

I have asked for the floor to express my Delegation’s position on part G of the document A.65.328 Add.2 entitled “Panel of Experts on the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

Mr. Chairman,

As stated in many relevant fora within the United Nations, the Islamic Republic of Iran regards the Security Council resolution 1929 and other related resolutions issued against the Iranian peaceful nuclear activities, unjust and unlawful. It is our firm belief that these resolutions are crafted based on false speculations and misinformation propagated by certain permanent members of the Security Council to advance their political interests which is to deprive a developing country and a member of NPT of its inalienable right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. As such, the Iranian nuclear program has nothing to do with Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter.

In view of my Delegation, Mr. Chairman, the practice of creating of a panel of experts to enforce and monitor the sanctions and to make financial staff and budgetary allocations, are as unlawful and as unjust.

That is why; Iran would like to express its utmost disagreement with the provisions of part G of the afore-mentioned document and wishes to disassociate itself with any legal and financial consequences of the consideration and possible adoption of this section of the agenda item 131.

Mr. Chairman,

The very fact that the Secretariat has taken upon itself to, preempting, assume that the mandate of the so-called panel of experts will extend beyond August 2011, as appears in paragraph 92 and 96 of the Secretary General’s report, a decision which is clearly not that of the Secretariat or the Fifth Committee, is disappointing and may negatively impact the ongoing multilateral negotiations.

My delegation wishes to draw the attention of the Committee on the negative impact that the adoption of such measure might have on the ongoing relevant negotiations.

Finally Mr. Chairman, I wish to request for this statement to be reflected accordingly in the official records of the Fifth Committee.

Thank You

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