UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait expressed its hope Tuesday evening that all countries, including Iran, would comply with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Addressing the United Nations 62nd General Assembly, advisor Nasser Mohareb Al-Heen of the Kuwaiti delegation welcomed the recent agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), stressing that it is an important step towards eliminating fear and doubts regarding the Iranian nuclear program.
Kuwait hopes dialogue and transparent cooperation will continue to solve all issues to help free the Middle East from nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, he pointed out.
However, the figure emphasized that all countries have the right to obtain the technology and experience needed to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, virtue of international treaties.
Al-Heen also stressed the need to put pressure on Israel so that it joins the NPT and allows IAEA monitoring at its nuclear facilities.
He highlighted that the arms race is continuing despite everyone's awareness of the dangers of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, attributing this to lack of trust among concerned countries. Confidence is a major means to achieve security and peace, he stressed.
Al-Heen said Kuwait is complying with international agreements on nuclear weapons and has signed an agreement to combat nuclear terrorism in September 2005, calling all world players to honor their disarmament obligations.(end) sj.ris KUNA 170943 Oct 07NNNN