Kuwait urges Iran to co­op­er­ate with IAEA

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

NEW YORK: Kuwait has re­it­er­ated its call for the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran be fully trans­par­ent in co­op­er­a­tion with the In­ter­na­tional Atomic En­ergy Agency (IAEA). In a state­ment read out at the 70th ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly on Tues­day, Kuwait’s Diplo­matic At­tache Farah Al-Ghar­balli con­grat­u­lated Iran and the ma­jor pow­ers on the nu­clear deal.

The deal would help ease tension and boost se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment in the re­gion, she said. She stressed Kuwait’s sup­port to the use of nu­clear en­ergy for peace­ful pur­poses as per the non-pro­lif­er­a­tion treaty (NPT).

Ghar­balli stated that Kuwait hopes the nu­clear agree­ment would en­cour­age Iran to sign the con­ven­tion on nu­clear safety and to ben­e­fit from the ex­per­tise of the IAEA to en­hance the safety of its nu­clear fa­cil­i­ties that over­look the Ara­bian Gulf.

Mean­while, the Kuwaiti diplo­mat urged the IAEA and the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to press Is­rael to sign the NPT and to al­low in­spec­tion of its nu­clear fa­cil­i­ties by in­ter­na­tional teams. She pointed out that Kuwait has re­cently do­nated $3 mil­lion to the IAEA: $1.5 mil­lion to sup­port the IAEA ini­tia­tives for the peace­ful use of nu­clear en­ergy, $1 mil­lion to ReNual Project for re­new­ing the agency’s eight Nu­clear Ap­pli­ca­tions Lab­o­ra­to­ries in Seibers­dorf, Aus­tria, and $500, 000 for Monaco Lab. Kuwait has also do­nated $10 mil­lion to the in­ter­na­tional low-en­riched ura­nium bank, she dis­closed. — KUNA

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