UNSC Resolution 1737 (2006) dated 23 December 2006 imposed certain nuclear and ballistic missile programmes related embargo and individual targeted measures, namely an assets freeze and measures concerning travel, on persons and entities designated in an Annex to the resolution as well as on any additional persons and entities designated by the Security Council or the Committee, based on the criteria contained in the resolution. In addition, the Council called upon all States to prevent specialized teaching or training of Iranian nationals in disciplines which would contribute to Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities and development of nuclear weapon delivery systems.
UNSC Resolution 1747 (2007) dated 24 March 2007 imposed a ban on exports of arms from Iran. It also designated additional persons and entities, in an Annex to the resolution, as subject to the assets freeze and the measures concerning travel. In addition, the Council called upon all States to exercise vigilance and restraint in the provision of heavy weapons and related services to Iran, and called upon all States and international financial institutions not to enter into new commitments for grants, financial assistance and concessional loans to the Government of Iran, except for humanitarian and developmental purposes.
UNSC Resolution 1803 (2008) dated 3 March 2008 called upon all States, in accordance with their national legal authorities and legislation and consistent with international law, in particular the law of the sea ..., to inspect the cargoes to and from Iran, of ... vessels, at their ... seaports, owned or operated by ... Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line, provided there are reasonable grounds to believe that the ... vessel is transporting goods prohibited under this resolution or resolution 1737 (2006) or resolution 1747 (2007).
UNSC Resolution 1929 (2010) dated 9 June 2010 decided that all States shall prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Iran, from or through their territories or by their nationals or individuals subject to their jurisdiction, or using their flag vessels ... and whether or not originating in their territories, of any battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems as defined for the purpose of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, or related materiel, including spare parts, or items as determined by the Security Council or the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006).
Further called upon all States to inspect, in accordance with their national authorities and legislation and consistent with international law, in particular the law of the sea ... all cargo to and from Iran, in their territory, including seaports ..., if the State concerned has information that provides reasonable grounds to believe the cargo contains items the supply, sale, transfer, or export of which is prohibited by paragraphs 3, 4 or 7 of resolution 1737 (2006), paragraph 5 of resolution 1747 (2007), paragraph 8 of resolution 1803 (2008) or paragraphs 8 or 9 of resolution 1929 (2010), for the purpose of ensuring strict implementation of those provisions.
The resolution also decided that all States shall prohibit the provision by their nationals or from their territory of bunkering services, such as provision of fuel or supplies, or other servicing of vessels, to Iranian-owned or -contracted vessels, including chartered vessels, if they have information that provides reasonable grounds to believe they are carrying items the supply, sale, transfer, or export of which is prohibited by paragraphs 3, 4 or 7 of resolution 1737 (2006), paragraph 5 of resolution 1747 (2007), paragraph 8 of resolution 1803 (2008) or paragraphs 8 or 9 of resolution 1929 (2010), unless provision of such services is necessary for humanitarian purposes or until such time as the cargo has been inspected, and seized and disposed of if necessary, and underlines that this paragraph is not intended to affect legal economic activities.
The measures specified in resolution 1737 (2006) shall also apply to the entities of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) as specified in Annex III and to any person or entity acting on their behalf or at their direction, and to entities owned or controlled by them, including through illicit means, or determined by the Council or the Committee to have assisted them in evading the sanctions of, or in violating the provisions of, resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) or resolution 1929 (2010).
Annex III - Entities owned, controlled, or acting on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL)
Irano Hind Shipping Company
Location: 18 Mehrshad Street, Sadaghat Street, Opposite of Park Mellat, Valie-
Asr Ave., Tehran, Iran; 265, Next to Mehrshad, Sedaghat St., Opposite of
Mellat Park, Vali Asr Ave., Tehran 1A001, Iran
IRISL Benelux NV
Location: Noorderlaan 139, B-2030, Antwerp, Belgium; V.A.T. Number
South Shipping Line Iran (SSL)
Location: Apt. No. 7, 3rd Floor, No. 2, 4th Alley, Gandi Ave., Tehran, Iran;
Qaem Magham Farahani St., Tehran, Iran
Trading restrictions imposed against Iran
Arms and strategic goods and services embargo
United Nations, European Union, Australia, Canada and United States
European Union, Australia, Canada and United States
Freezing of Assets
European Union, Canada, Japan and United States
United Nations, European Union, Australia and United States
United Nations, European Union, Canada and United States
Ban on Iranian ships
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia
Trading restrictions imposed by Iran
According to information received from local contacts Israeli flagged / registered vessels, or those vessels with Israeli officers / crew on board will be subject to inspection upon arrival.