Undersecretary for Legal and Multilateral Affairs stresses the importance of keeping issue of nuclear disarmament at the top of international community’s priorities until final goal of complete elimination of these weapons is achieved
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Legal Affairs and Multilateral Relations, Dr. Qahtan Al-Janabi delivered Iraq’s speech on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in the main hall of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, reiterating the firm belief of the Government of the Republic of Iraq in the need to work hard and quickly in order to avoid the catastrophic effects that could result from the use of nuclear weapons, given their destructive nature on humans and the environment alike. Stressing the importance of keeping the issue of nuclear disarmament at the top of the international community’s priorities until the final goal of the complete elimination of these weapons is achieved, and to prevent the use or threat of the use of nuclear weapons under any pretext.
He also stressed the need for concerted international and regional efforts to achieve the universality of the relevant agreements, and to continue the strenuous work aimed at the complete elimination of these weapons, in a way that contributes to strengthening international peace and security, expressing Iraq’s full support for international efforts and for any initiative in this field.
Finally, the Undersecretary expressed Iraq’s welcome for the distinguished work and the efforts made to make the work of the first session a success by establishing a free zone of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, which was held under the chairmanship of the brotherly Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in November 2019. Expressing Iraq’s aspiration for the success of the second session headed by the brotherly State of Kuwait, calling on all parties to continue working to support these efforts during the second session of the conference scheduled to be held next November.