Egypt calls for ban on fissile material production for nuclear weapons – Al-Tahrir News Network


Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva Amr Ahmed Ramadan called on Wednesday for an international convention to ban the production of fissile materials used in nuclear weapons.

Ramadan made the remarks during the closing session of the Conference on Disarmament (CD), 2014 held in Geneva.

A suggested agreement will lead to prevention of nuclear weapons production, the diplomat said.

Also, Ramadan urged to keep outer space away from armed conflict, reiterating the importance of giving guarantees by the nuclear states not to threaten other non-nuclear countries.

Ramadan expressed disappointment over the failure to carry out the results of the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) held in 1995.

The review conference endorsed the aims and objectives of the Middle East peace process and recognised that efforts in this regard, as well as other efforts, contribute to a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

In his speech, Ramadan reviewed a number of effects of the proliferation of nuclear weapons on humanity, citing the results of Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons conferences in Oslo in March 2013 and in Nayarit in February 2014.