The Representative of Republic of Iraq to the United Nations in Geneva Speaks at First Plenary Session of Conference on Disarmament

Ambassador of Iraq in Geneva and Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations Mr. Hussein Al-Khatib gave a speech in Geneva at the first plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament.

During the speech he expressed the support for Algeria’s presidency of the conference, and the interest of Iraq in the Conference on Disarmament, calling for the need for joint action to agree on the conference’s work program , stressing constructive and effective participation by showing flexibility by all parties stating that the core of the problem is not the conference’s activity and its obstruction in the past two decades is the weak political will of some member states and the increase in security interests.

Ambassador concluded by taking the opportunity to reach an agreement on the contents of the work program, wishing the chairperson and the presidents success in their tasks aimed at returning the conference to its effectiveness and exercising its true role in dealing with issues related to disarmament and non-proliferation.