Kuwait wants to see peaceful solution for Iranian nuclear issue


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.

Islam guarantees justice for all, says Sultan


Arab News: Crown Prince Sultan said  that the newly issued Judiciary Law and Court of Grievances Law were important turning points in the Kingdom’s judicial history. He said the new laws would ensure justice and protect public rights. Prince Sultan made this statement as he opened an international conference on engineering arbitration organized by the Saudi Council of Engineers. “Islam guarantees justice for all,” the prince said. Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad ibn Fahd and his deputy Prince Jalawi also attended the opening session.

“Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s allocation of SR7 billion to upgrade judicial facilities and train judges shows the government’s keenness on the issue,” Sultan said, adding that he hoped the conference would discuss the new laws’ positive impact on investment.

“Arbitration and the protection of intellectual property rights are essential not only for engineering and international projects but also for other aspects of life in order to ensure justice and equality,” the prince said.

He urged the conferees to revise arbitration regulations in accordance with Shariah in order to highlight Islam’s tolerance and protect the rights of both Muslims and non-Muslims in trade and human relations.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Rabeea, chairman of the engineers’ commission, said the conference was aimed at shedding light on the importance of arbitration in settling conflicts related to economic, industrial, commercial and construction projects.

Rabeea emphasized the importance of adopting arbitration to solve disputes related to economic activities, especially after Saudi Arabia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Mohammed Fatha, an international arbitrator, said arbitration was a modern method to settle disputes related to engineering and construction contracts.

Kamal Al-Hamd, director of the council’s office in the province, said more than 30 speakers from different parts of the world would address the conference, which will debate 16 working papers.

On Monday, the crown prince launched the website of the Prince Sultan Fund for Supporting Small Projects of Women in the Eastern Province. Hana Abdul Mohsen Al-Zuhair, executive director of the fund, said the organization would provide technical and financial support for women’s projects. Sultan announced the Prince Sultan Charitable Foundation’s donation of SR10 million to the fund.

Also yesterday, while attending Eid festivities at King Khaled Military City in Hafr Al-Batin, Sultan announced plans to build 7,000 housing units for the armed forces in the northern region.

Earlier while attending an armed forces ceremony, Sultan announced his ministry’s plan to establish 2,000 housing units for military officers in the region.

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