The dirty secret on Iran sanctions
When the UN Security Council passed a new round of sanctions on Iran in June, it was front-page news. But what happens after the sanctions are passed? At the U.N., the work of ensuring that countries implement the sanctions is done by a special committee of the Security Council. It meets periodically with little fanfare ...
When the UN Security Council passed a new round of sanctions on
The latest resolution gave states 60 days to report, a deadline that expired a few weeks ago. How many states have submitted the required reports? A grand total of 32 out of 192 (as of last week). That’s a response rate of under 17 percent. And some of the reports barely merit the term — they’re just a few lines that provide little useful information. The
For the moment, there are no real consequences for a country’s failure to report. And unless that changes, compliance will continue to be the exception.