NEW YORK, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has called on the
international community to work actively to achieve the goal of establishing a
zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the
This came in a speech last night by member of the Permanent Delegation of
the State of Kuwait to the United Nations, the first secretary Anas Issa
Al-Shaheen during meetings of the committee on Disarmament and International
Security in the context of the current 68th session of the General Assembly of
the United Nations.
Al-Shaheen pointed to the size of the imminent danger that lies in deployed
weapons of mass destruction in many parts of the world.
He added that it is hard to find a spot in the world that is not exposed to
the dangers of chemical or biological or radiological disaster, that is
inadvertent or intentional, saying these dangers have become threatening
factors to everything associated with land, environment, human civilization
and even space.
He said that "all this requires us to come together to agree on ways to
evacuate this world of those risks."
He said that the international community is firmly convinced that the
survival of human beings and their living in peace lies in the final and
complete disposal of the arsenals of weapons of mass destruction.
For this reason, Al-Shaheen said concerted international efforts of members
of the international organization over many decades have come together in
order to achieve this lofty goal through treaties prohibiting such weapons and
agreements that prevent their experiences.
He explained that such goal would not be achieved without the commitment of
all parties in the region in this desire agreed by the world since the 1995
and confirmed by the international community once again in 2010 during the
Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. (end)
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