Kuwait reiterates stance on issue of disarmament
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