United Nations: India on Friday called for
the full implementations of UN Security Council resolutions
imposing sanctions against Iran without harming its legitimate
economic activities, as New Delhi underlined the need to
resolve the row over Tehran`s nuclear programme peacefully.
"We call upon all sides to fully implement the
resolutions this Council has adopted," Hardeep Singh Puri, the
Indian ambassador to the UN, told the powerful Council of
which India is a non-permanent member.
"All efforts should be made to ensure that legitimate
trade and economic activities of Iran and other countries do
not suffer while implementing the measures sanctioned by the
relevant resolutions," the permanent envoy underlined.
Puri said Iran`s nuclear issue should be resolved
peacefully through dialogue and stressed the central role of
the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the
resolution of technical issues concerning the nuclear row.
"Iran should cooperate fully with the IAEA to restore
international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of
its nuclear programme," Puri said.
In June 2010, the UN Security Council passed a fourth
round of sanctions against Iran for running its nuclear
programme without transparency and violating previous Security
Council resolutions along with the Nuclear non-Proliferation
This fourth resolution created new categories of
sanctions and includes: banning Iran`s investment in nuclear
activity abroad, banning all ballistic missiles activities,
blocking Iran`s use of banks aboard and asset freezes for
members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The resolution, however, did not pass unanimously.
There were 12 votes in favor but both Turkey and Brazil voted
against while Lebanon abstained.