Qatar stressed the need for the denuclearisation of the Middle East and for Israel to be compelled to implement the appropriate international resolutions and to accede to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
It also called for subjecting Israel’s nuclear facilities to the safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Chairman of the Qatar National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons,
Nasser Bin Mohamed Al-Ali, said yesterday, at the 60th session of the IAEA General Conference, which is currently being held in Vienna: “The facts on the ground say that great strides and achievements have been made in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy, but complete peace and nuclear safety is still out of our reach.”
Al-Ali added that the current nuclear arsenal is capable of destroying life on earth dozens of times and that the dangers of using the nuclear weapons intensifies the state of instability.
He also called for making more effort to achieve all the goals of the NPT and all other denuclearisation agreements, in order to ultimately reach a world without nuclear weapons.
The chairman noted that the people of the Middle East feel the danger of nuclear weapons more than others and they need to work towards the goal of denuclearisation. These nations believe that establishing a nuclear weapons’ free zone in the Middle East, compelling Israel to implement relative international agreements, joining the NPT, and subjecting its nuclear facilities to the IAEA safeguards are major steps in this direction.