publish date 2021-12-14 19:03:50
Today, Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, affirmed the Kingdom’s support for the Vienna talks aimed at reviving the nuclear agreement with Iran, stressing at the same time the importance of approaching the issue of nuclear weapons in the Middle East from a broader perspective aimed at creating a zone free of all weapons. Mass destruction, including nuclear weapons.
During his participation in the fifth ministerial meeting of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was held with a Swedish-German organization in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, Safadi said that Jordan sees the success of talks with Iran as a necessity, because failure may lead to a nuclear arms race in the region that must To join efforts to support the goal of a region free of all weapons of mass destruction.
He stressed that in addition to addressing the issue of the nuclear agreement, ending tension in the Arab Gulf region requires addressing the issue of unconventional weapons, ending Iranian interference in the Arab world and thus building relations based on the principle of good neighborliness and non-interference in internal affairs.
Safadi affirmed the Kingdom’s support for international efforts aimed at promoting international peace and security through the disarmament of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, stressing that Jordan will continue to work with partners in the international community to reach a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.
He added that resolving regional conflicts and crises will contribute significantly to building an enabling environment to limit the spread of weapons of mass destruction, calling for concerted and intensified international efforts to resolve these conflicts and direct energies and efforts towards development instead of armament.
Safadi stressed Jordan’s support for all efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, pointing to Jordan’s organization and presidency of the first session of the United Nations Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction, which was held during November 2019 in New York. And a workshop was held in the Kingdom entitled “The Starting Approach” during the month of January 2020, and the Kingdom hosted, and co-chaired it with Germany and Sweden at the beginning of this year, the third ministerial meeting of the “Stockholm” initiative for nuclear disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty, during which an expanded work program was adopted for the success of the Review Conference Tenth Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
A regional workshop was also held in the Kingdom on November 13 and 14, as part of preparations for the upcoming Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Al-Safadi thanked the Swedish and German foreign ministers for co-chairing the work of the ministerial meeting of the initiative.
A press statement was issued from the meeting, in which the participants reaffirmed their firm commitment to achieving results at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, to be held from 4 to 28 January next, which comes two years after the fiftieth anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. A defining moment for demonstrating political leadership, fulfilling the commitments and achievements made under the Treaty, setting the international community on a decisive path towards a world free of nuclear weapons in the interest of preserving humanity, and working together to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons in a transparent and irreversible manner.
It is noteworthy that Jordan is the only Arab country that is a member of the “Stockholm Initiative” for nuclear disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has participated in all of its ministerial meetings.
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