His Excellency Ambassador Jamal Faris Al-Ruwaie, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations in New York stressed the importance of making the Middle East a zone free of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons, in implementation of the decision of the 1995 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, and subjecting all nuclear facilities in the region to agency control and guarantees The International Atomic Energy Agency, pointing to the importance of joining the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and subjecting its nuclear programs and facilities to the comprehensive safeguards system of the State Atomic Energy Agency.
This came in the speech delivered by Ambassador Jamal Faris Al-Ruwaie during the general discussion session of the Committee on Disarmament and International Security of the United Nations General Assembly.
He noted that given the strategic importance of the Arab Gulf region at the global level, it is important for it to be free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, pointing to the concern of the International Atomic Energy Agency due to Iran exceeding the limits of the enriched uranium stockpile that it is permitted to possess under the nuclear agreement signed in 2015, He called on Iran to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency with complete transparency, to subject all its nuclear installations and activities to IAEA control, and to fulfill its obligations to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
He also renewed the Kingdom of Bahrain's call to the international community to adopt a unified global strategy to limit the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction through an effective mechanism to disarm these weapons globally and regionally, affirming in the same context the inalienable right of states to benefit from the multiple areas of peaceful nuclear energy applications as long as It was in compliance with the comprehensive safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the importance of gaining greater benefit in the exchange of nuclear knowledge and technology between industrialized and developing countries alike.
The ambassador touched on the multiplicity and complexity of conflicts in various regions of the world, which increases the possibility of terrorist groups reaching various types of weapons, especially in light of the presence of countries that supply these groups with weapons in flagrant violation of international law, adding that despite the developments that have taken place in recent years to reduce these Risks, however, more measures are still needed, noting the importance of confronting terrorist groups' exploitation of developments in the field of information and telecommunications, which threaten the security and safety of vital facilities and harm the interests of governments and peoples.
He stressed that outer space is a common property that should not be used in a threat to international peace and security, pointing to the need to adhere to the relevant international legal agreements, which lay the foundations in order to prevent the weaponization of outer space and to ensure that its use remains for peaceful purposes.