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The US Ambassador to the UN said an expert panel “concluded definitively” Iran’s ballistic missile test in October contravened UN resolution. UNIFEED-UNTV

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DATELINE: 15 DECEMBER 2015, UNITED NATIONS / RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

15 DECEMBER 2015, UNITED NATIONS

2. Wide shot, Security Council session on Iran sanctions report in progress
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, and Security Council President for the month of December:
“Prior to JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) implementation day all the current UN Security Council sanctions have remained in place. Nevertheless, we have seen a troubling tendency to look the other way, when these measures have been wilfully violated in recent months. For example, this past October Iran launched a ballistic missile that was obviously capable of delivering a nuclear weapon. Security Council Resolution 1929, still in force, prohibits this kind of launch. After reviewing this incident the UN’s own independent panel of experts also concluded definitively that it was a violation of this resolution. Yet instead of an effective timely response the Security Council has dithered. We intend to keep working with Council Members so as to acknowledge and respond appropriately to this serious incident.”
4. Wide shot, Security Council session in progress
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, and Security Council President for the month of December:
“After the October launch Iran’s Defence Minister even declared “We don’t ask permission from anyone” as he then went on to describe the ballistic missile technical capabilities. This Council cannot allow Iran to feel that it can violate our resolutions with impunity. Some Council Members may not like those resolutions but they are our resolutions.”
6. Med shot, Security Council session in progress
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, and Security Council President for the month of December:
“The Council Members who raise violations of our resolutions, who seek action from this Council in response to violations of our resolutions are not the destabilizers, we are not the rule breakers, Iran is when it violates Council resolutions. It is not allowed under the resolution and they admitted it. The United States as well as other Council Members has appropriately and firmly condemned these violations. We will continue to dedicate resources and work with international partners to make sure that UN measures are better enforced. We will continue to intercept and seize Iranian arms export in accordance with International Law. We will continue to identify and obstruct shipments to Iran of prohibited ballistic missile-related items. And we will continue to hold Iran accountable for violation of the measure imposed by this Council.”
8. Zoom out, closing of Security Council session

STORYLINE:

The US Ambassador to the UN said today (15 Dec) an expert panel “concluded definitively” Iran’s ballistic missile test in October contravened UN resolution.

Addressing Security Council members, Samantha said “after reviewing this incident the UN’s own independent panel of experts also concluded definitively that it was a violation of this resolution. Yet instead of an effective timely response the Security Council has dithered. We intend to keep working with Council Members so as to acknowledge and respond appropriately to this serious incident.”

She also said “this Council cannot allow Iran to feel that it can violate our resolutions with impunity. Some Council Members may not like those resolutions but they are our resolutions.”

The Ambassador also said “will continue to hold Iran accountable for violation of the measure imposed by this Council.”
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