UAE supports nuclear weapons reduction


Addressing UN First Committee on “Disarmament and International Security”, Ali Ahmed Al Shehhi, a member of UAE delegation to the United Nations, confirmed UAE’s renouncement to the possession of nuclear arsenals which constitute a threat to the international security and stability.

Al Shehhi stated that the UAE, which joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1995, adopts a firm position in this respect with renewed calls for the international community to strengthen its efforts aiming to phase out nuclear weapons in addition to the cessation of all efforts of qualitative development of these dangerous weapons.

He said that UAE renews its call to achieve the goals of disarmament and the prohibition of nuclear tests, including the implementation of the 13 steps agreed by consensus at the Sixth Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Al Shehhi also stressed the importance of reaffirming the universality and comprehensiveness of the NPT to enter the “Comprehensive Nuclear – Test Ban Treaty – CTBTO” into force.


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