United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
October 18, 2023
Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the United States’ Continued Commitment to Counter Iran’s Proliferation of Ballistic Missile-Related Technologies
Today, as United Nations restrictions on Iran’s ballistic missile-related activities and transfers under Security Council Resolution 2231 expire, the United States reiterates its unwavering commitment to counter the range of threats these activities pose to international peace and security. We will continue to utilize a comprehensive set of multilateral and unilateral tools – including sanctions authorities, export controls, bilateral and multilateral engagement with partners, diplomacy and interdictions, to restrict Iran’s dangerous development and proliferation of missiles and missile-related technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
As evidenced by the more than 45 Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) endorsing countries who joined the United States today in affirming their commitment to counter Iran’s destabilizing missile-related activities, we are coordinating closely with a range of allies and partners on additional counterproliferation efforts. Moving forward, we will continue to work with and through the UN and with our allies and partners to use all available tools to counter Iran’s destabilizing development, procurement, and proliferation of missiles, UAVs, and other dangerous weapons.