Iran is a source of major concern to the international community and to its regional neighbours. As a nuclear weapon-state the entire regional balance of power would tilt in favour of Iran’s radical ideology and would marginalize Europe’s moderate and democratic allies in the region. This would have far-reaching repercussions on international stability as a whole.
The international community's concerns with respect to this threat have been expressed in countless resolutions adopted by its major institutions (notably resolutions by the UN Security Council and the European Parliament). The Council of Europe reached similar conclusions on Iran, as cited in a latest report on Iran to the Assembly (Rapporteur, Mr. Goran Linblad, June 4, 2007): " Iran has so far rejected all attempts to find a comprehensive solution, failed to co-operate in order to respond to these concerns about the nature of its nuclear program and ignored legally binding UN Security Council resolutions…”.
So far, Iran continues to ignore the demands of the international community, and the situation on the ground is rapidly deteriorating:
Therefore, it is clear that time is of the essence. While the current momentum is rapidly leading towards the establishment of a new threatening and irreversible regional reality, the diplomatic activities need to be modified and augmented in accordance with the increasing threat and with the development of a new approach adopted by the US Administration.
The Assembly ought to gather specific data on the recent developments in Iran and on the nature of the threat that it poses. The Assembly will take into account the time element and the increased urgency of the matter. The Assembly should consider adopting additional effective measures vis-à-vis this threat.