The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

UAE seeks global pressure on Israel to sign NPT

posted on 24/10/2004: 687 views

New York: The UAE renewed its call to the international community to take effective measures to press Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It also sought the dismantling Israel's nuclear facilities, as per international resolutions, and accept regular inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

This came in a statement by Khalifa Hamed Al Tunaiji, head of the UAE delegation, during the sixth committee meeting on disarmament at the UN General Assembly. Al Tunaiji said the Middle East is the most tense region in the world, not only because of the Israeli occupation to Arab territories, but also due to Tel Aviv's insistence in developing the most sophisticated mass destruction weapons, particularly the nuclear weapons.

He said the UAE considers such moves as a source of grave danger not only to the security of the neighbouring countries, but also to the whole region, and the world at large. Denouncing the Israeli policy of non-cooperation, Al Tunaiji said the UAE wants the international community to immediately exert pressure on Israel to fulfil its commitments as per the UN resolutions, especially the ones that urges Israel to join the NPT like the other countries of the region.

He also urged that Israel to accept inspections of its nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Al Tunaiji spelt out the UAE's three demands to Israel. It wants Israel to cooperate with the IAEA on matters relating to its nuclear programme. It also urged Israel to immediately stop producing fissionable material, refrain from constructing facilities to produce weapons of mass destruction, stop nuclear experiments and dismantle its nuclear arsenal. The UAE also asked the UN to call on all countries, particularly the ones with nuclear capabilities, to adhere to the international resolutions and stop rendering financial, technological and scientific assistance to Israel to develop its arsenal.

The UAE representative said the present international situation calls for concrete steps to create a nuclear-free Middle East. Such an action will greatly reduce tension in the region and pave the way for peace talks in the Middle East, he added. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


13 June 2017 UAE enshrines free will of mutual parties to continue or terminate employment contracts
08 June 2017 UAE delegation marks successful participation at United Nations’ Ocean Conference in New York
01 June 2017 UAE Elected Vice-President for 72nd Session of UN General Assembly
28 May 2017 Women for Afghan Women honours late UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan for humanitarian efforts
17 May 2017 UAE promotion of human rights through education highlighted at Geneva panel debate

Most Read