posted on 27/10/2012: 668 views
Quebec - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it would remain committed to its position towards nuclear disarmament and warned the world against security, political, economic and environmental risk of nuclear race.
Addressing a workshop on new tools to promote nuclear disarmament as part of the 127th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Quebec, Canada, Ahmed Obaid Al Mansouri, member of UAE Federal National Council (FNC), said the UAE had signed a series of nuclear conventions including the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to confirm its firm commitment to use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
The UAE MP called on the IPU to adopt a global initiative 'A World Without Nuclear Weapons' where all countries, without exception, commit themselves to a systematic reduction of nuclear arsenal reduction and channel huge funds spent on nuclear programmes into development projects that cater to human needs for health, educational and environmental services.
'The UAE appeals to the world community to stop blind killing of civilians and destruction of human and natural life around the world,' he said, noting that the nuclear armament issues should also be tackled through political, social and health perspectives. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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