The President: The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda.
At this meeting, the Council will hear a briefing by Ambassador Gary Quinlan, Permanent Representative of Australia, in his capacity as Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006).
I now give the floor to Ambassador Quinlan.
Mr. Quinlan (Australia): I have the honour to present the report of the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), in accordance with paragraph 18 (h) of the same resolution, which is of course on the Iran sanctions regime. The present report covers the period from 25 June to 12 September, during which time the Committee conducted its work using the standard no-objection procedure envisaged in paragraph 15 of the guidelines for the conduct of the Committee’s work.
During the reporting period, the Committee continued its consideration of the final report of the Panel of Experts, in particular in view of any follow-up action by the Committee. Taking into account the report’s conclusions, the Committee intends to continue its deliberations on the recommendations of the report, which have not yet been concluded.
The Committee continued to consider its response to the Panel of Experts’ report (S/2014/394, annex) concerning the interdiction in the Red Sea by a Member State on 31 March of a cargo of conventional arms that was allegedly loaded onto a vessel in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. Following the Panel’s clear conclusions, the Committee wrote to Iran on 9 July in relation to that incident, seeking its comments. Iran has not yet provided a response.