The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Mouallimi, expressed the Kingdom’s deep concern about Iran’s failure to implement its obligations under the 5+1 nuclear agreement, stressing that the Kingdom sees resolving this file as an important step to achieve security, stability and understanding among the countries of the region.
Ambassador Al-Mouallimi stressed, in the Kingdom’s speech before the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly at the 76th session, that Iran’s continued enrichment of uranium in quantities exceeding the permissible limit poses a threat to the security of the countries of the region, expressing the Kingdom’s hope that negotiations in Vienna will resume to reach To a binding agreement that addresses the current shortcomings, especially with regard to Iran’s negative practices and its dangerous ballistic missile program, in a way that ensures the peacefulness of Iran’s nuclear program and prevents it from acquiring nuclear weapons.
He stated that the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the United Nations supports the statement of the Arab Group and the statement of the Non-Aligned Movement, noting that the Kingdom believes in the importance of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and balancing its three pillars (disarmament, non-proliferation, and peaceful uses); The Kingdom hastened to accede to the treaty to contribute to the international efforts aimed at achieving the universality of the treaty and the comprehensive elimination of nuclear weapons based on what is stipulated in the treaty in its sixth article.
Ambassador Al-Mouallimi said: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia believes that the priority today should be to build people, invest in human resources, and work to advance societies to achieve development goals, and that the danger of the existence of weapons of mass destruction is that they are systems prone to errors and technical malfunctions. any nuclear facility; Due to the occurrence of a natural disaster such as earthquakes and floods, the world panics and panics due to the dangers that may be caused by the leakage of nuclear materials into the air and water.
He indicated that the Kingdom believes that the first step to achieve the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction is to quickly support the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones around the world, especially in the Middle East region; Noting that it is unfortunate that the Middle East region remains intractable to international and regional efforts to make it a zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in light of the availability of the international components and obligations to achieve this goal based on the 1995 resolution and the outcomes of the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
He pointed out that the Kingdom is recalling what the review conferences of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty emphasized regarding Israel’s demand – the only country in the Middle East that is still outside the treaty – to quickly join the treaty, and to subject all its nuclear facilities to the comprehensive safeguards system of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Al-Mouallimi reiterated the Kingdom’s affirmation of the inherent right of all countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy in accordance with the safety and security standards and procedures of the International Atomic Energy Agency, expressing the Kingdom’s support to facilitate the transfer of technology and expertise related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
He added: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia emphasizes the important role played by the International Atomic Energy Agency in enabling countries to develop their capabilities and capabilities, support their programs for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, train human cadres, and contribute to spreading the culture of nuclear energy uses for peaceful purposes.
He stressed the importance of keeping the use of outer space confined to peaceful purposes and not to use space technologies for non-peaceful purposes or to develop techniques used in the production of ballistic missiles, bearing in mind that outer space is a public property of humanity, and efforts to control outer space should not lead To restrict the inherent right of each country to benefit from space applications for peaceful purposes.
He pointed out that the Kingdom’s support for international efforts aimed at empowering women in the field of disarmament and achieving a balance in employment between the sexes in this field, indicating that the Kingdom has taken practical steps to support the employment of qualified Saudi women with prestigious and distinguished academic qualifications to obtain international jobs in the field disarmament and in peacekeeping missions.
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