Termination of Iran's Restrictions on Activities Related to Ballistic Missiles in Resolution 2231

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty Member of the Institution for Research and Development in the Humanities (SAMT)


On 18 October 2023, the second round of schedule-based restrictions and sanctions on Iran incorporated in the Security Council Resolution 2231 terminated. These restrictions included activities pertained to ballistic missiles, restrictions related to the transfer of items related to the Missile Technology Control Regime, and blocking of the assets of the individuals listed in the resolution. Before that, on 18 October 2020, the restrictions on conventional weapons and the transfer of individuals listed in the resolution had lifted. According to the agreement of the parties in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the approval of the members of the Security Council in Resolution 2231, Iran's nuclear sanctions and restrictions were supposed to be gradually terminated on a determined timetable. Based on this schedule, Iran's nuclear situation in the Security Council will terminate in 2025. This article is a look at the different dimensions of lifting the restrictions and sanctions listed in paragraphs 3, 4 and some of the provisions of paragraph 6 of the second annex of Resolution 2231 and taking into consideration the importance of ending the Iran's nuclear issue in the Security Council, which is not a long way until then.