Iraq doesn't need US combat troops: PM    Australians may face longer lockdown after 'reckless' mass protests    Tennis: Murray out of Olympic singles tournament with quad strain    Taekwondo: Egypt's Mahmoud beats World's silver medalist Perez to advance to quarters    Tokyo 2020 Day 3 summary: Shooters Abdel Latif and Elgohari fails to advance to 10m Air pistol final    Orange Egypt Introduces Amazon Prime Video    Tokyo Olympics: Cautious opening ceremony, shy start for Egyptians in competitions    Mallawi Museum in Upper Egypt holds recycling workshop for children during Eid Al-Adha    Egypt keen on stable tax policies to attract more investors: Finance Minister    French protesters reject bill requiring vaccine passes    International tourist arrivals are 85% below 2019 levels in 5M 2021: UNWTO    Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary    Thanaweyya Amma exams resume after Eid Al-Adha holidays    Sudan declares state of emergency as water goes beyond Merowe Dam capacity    With music conjuring sensations, annoying but useful earworms help process memories    1 child orphaned every 12 seconds due to COVID-19-associated death: World Bank    Capital flows into EM keep recovering after March 2020 slump: Central Bank of Egypt    Egypt, Japanese Olympic Committee discuss boosting sports cooperation    11th Theatre Without Fund Festival to bear the name of Egyptian artist Ashraf Zaki    Egypt's president tackles progress of construction projects implemented by Engineering Authority    Cairo Int'l Festival for Experimental Theatre revises dates of its 28th edition    Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate    Egypt's parliament to vote on law imposing fees on irrigation water Sunday amid dwindling resources    UN experts: Africa became hardest hit by terrorism this year    The 23 July Revolution changed Egypt: Sisi    US emphasises AU's role in mediating Ethiopian damdispute    Ethiopia ready to resume dam talks with no legally binding agreements: Ethiopian official    Ethiopia calls for 'win-win' solution on GERD, but says will not sign permanent legal deal    Sisi, Johnson discuss ways to promote bilateral cooperation, review developments in GERD dispute    Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt's Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures    New films, concerts, and destinations for Eid Al-Adha holidays    Official: Sudan seeking debt relief from Gulf Arab nations    Egypt condemns Israeli violations of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque    Egypt, Oman discuss enhancing bilateral economic, investment relations    New Alamin city 'promising area' for investment, tourism, life: Egypt's PM    U.S. events platform Bevy acquires Egyptian startup Eventtus    NBE leads major loan to build campuses for European universities in Egypt    Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs: Cairo giants eye 10th CAF Champions League title    Etisalat Misr partners with Bassita to contribute to a Cleaner Nile    Russian charter flights to Egypt's Red Sea resorts to resume mid-August: official    Egypt to receive first shipment of Pfizer, J&J vaccine doses soon – minister    Putin finally lifts ban on Russia's charter flights to Egypt    Tunisia hopes to have a UN role in resolving Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute    Egypt denounces Ethiopia's move to start second filling of giant dam    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Arab League warns of curtailed nuclear non-proliferation treaty as Israel backs away
The conference is taking place under the theme "Developments and Challenges on the Review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty".
Published in Daily News Egypt on 09 - 06 - 2021

The Conference on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in the Middle East began, on Wednesday, at the Arab League Headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
The conference is taking place under the theme "Developments and Challenges on the Review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty".
Participants will attend the two-day conference, which is being chaired by Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Khaled Al-Habbas, either in person or online.
Also participating are representatives from member states and a group of regional and international organisations and bodies concerned with disarmament issues.
The conference will discuss developments in the international arena and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
In his opening speech, Al-Habbas said that the conference comes as part of the great interest that the Arab League attaches to the issues of arms control and non-proliferation. It treats these two areas as a main pillar of Arab national security, and regional and international stability, he added.
Al-Habbas emphasised that the dangers of nuclear armament are a matter of concern to Arab countries.
This comes particularly in the absence of any international move towards implementing international resolutions calling for the implementation of the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.
He explained that the Middle East region is most in need of becoming a nuclear weapon-free zone.
"The Arab countries have sought, for more than forty years, to make the Middle East a region free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, through several initiatives they launched," he said
Al-Habbas stressed, "The failure to achieve the universality of the treaty so far represents an obstacle that cannot be overlooked, because the principle of the treaty is that it provides non-nuclear countries with a security guarantee that their neighbours do not misuse nuclear technology for armaments."
He added that this is a missing guarantee in the Middle East region, as long as Israel refuses to join the treaty. This also means that Israel's nuclear facilities are not subjected to the comprehensive safeguards system of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
"Israel's accession to the NPT is imperative to start any confidence-building measures," he said.
Al-Habbas noted that the Middle East is witnessing dangerous and rapid developments in the security and political situations that pose a threat to regional security.
He explained that Arab countries have real concerns based mainly on the ambiguous situation and uncertainty surrounding some nuclear facilities in the region, and the extent of their commitment to nuclear security and safety standards.
"It is necessary to refer to the Iranian nuclear programme, especially in light of what is going on around it these days and in light of the ambiguous and ambiguous nature of this programme and the destabilising role Iran plays in the region," he said.
Al-Habbas pointed to the lack of necessary transparency regarding the consistency of the nuclear safety measures at Iran's Bushehr reactor with the guiding standards of the IAEA in this field.
The Arab League reiterated the need for Iran to adhere to transparency and full cooperation with the IAEA. This will enhance confidence in the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme, and fulfil its obligations and responsibilities under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).


Clic here to read the story from its source.