17 Sep 2017 – 15:38
Vienna: Qatar called for supporting the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the early application of the Agency’s comprehensive safeguards agreements (CSAs) to all nuclear activities in the Middle East as a fundamental step towards the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone.
Addressing the IAEA Governing Council meeting, Qatar’s Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and International Organization in Vienna Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani said that Qatar believed that the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East that would accelerate international efforts to achieve a peaceful and lasting solution in the region and to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
Qatar expressed regret over the lack of implementation of the international resolutions on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East, stressing the importance of implementing these resolutions, especially in the current circumstances which are witnessing a serious escalation as North Korea continues its nuclear weapons program in the absence of international supervision.
Source : The Peninsula