Kuwait re­it­er­ates stance on is­sue of dis­ar­ma­ment

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

NEW YORK:

Kuwait yes­ter­day reaf­firmed its un­wa­ver­ing stance on the is­sues of dis­ar­ma­ment and in­ter­na­tional peace and se­cu­rity, in line with the coun­try’s strat­egy based on re­spect of in­ter­na­tional con­ven­tions. This was a ma­jor point of the coun­try’s state­ment to the 71st UN General Assem­bly’s First Com­mit­tee (Dis­ar­ma­ment and In­ter­na­tional Se­cu­rity), de­liv­ered by the Third Sec­re­tary of the Kuwaiti Per­ma­nent Del­e­ga­tion to the UN Ibrahim Faisal Al-Da’i.

Al-Da’i stressed the sig­nif­i­cance of the in­ter­na­tional treaties and pacts the coun­try had pre­vi­ously signed, say­ing they limit the haz­ards of weapons pro­lif­er­a­tion. These are topped with the Nu­clear Non­pro­lif­er­a­tion Treaty (NPT), a base for multi-party ac­tion on dis­ar­ma­ment and in­ter­na­tional se­cu­rity. He also un­der­lined the ne­ces­sity of the bal­anced han­dling of the three-pil­lar sys­tem, es­pe­cially what is rel­e­vant to the right to peace­fully use nu­clear tech­nol­ogy.

In ad­di­tion, Kuwait stressed the need to con­vene the World Dis­ar­ma­ment Con­fer­ence and the UN Of­fice for Dis­ar­ma­ment Af­fairs, and get­ting out of the stale­mate the rel­e­vant UN mech­a­nisms have been suf­fer­ing from for a se­cond decade, he said. The diplo­mat noted that Is­rael had con­tin­ued fail­ure to im­ple­ment com­mit­ments pro­vided for in the res­o­lu­tions of the 1995 and 2010 Re­view Con­fer­ences of the Par­ties to the Treaty on the Non-Pro­lif­er­a­tion of Nu­clear Weapons (NPT). Al-Da’i called for de­vel­op­ing the po­lit­i­cal will, and dou­bling ef­forts to re­al­ize full re­moval of nu­clear weapons, and mak­ing the Mid­dle East a nu­cle­ar­free zone. — KUNA

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