US Regrets The Resolution on Israeli Nuclear Capabilities

DSC_4779_edited-1Mr. Thomas M. Countryman, assistant secretary, bureau of international security and Non-proliferation and Ms. Laura Kennedy, charge of affairs at the permanent mission of the international organizations in Vienna delivered remarks on the draft resolution submitted by the Arab States regarding israeli “Nuclear Capabilities”, which called on Israel to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Mr. Countryman and Ms Kennedy expressed the US regrets that the draft resolution on Israeli Nuclear Capabilities was once again introduced in the 58th General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency, (IAEA) and they welcomed the fact it was voted down by their allies.

Ms. Kennedy said: “It lessens confidence among the regional parties and diminishes the prospect for constructive dialogue.”

Mr. Countryman said: “The United States regrets that the resolution on Israeli Nuclear Capabilities was once again introduced in the General Conference. We welcome the fact it was voted down, but we do not celebrate. There are no winners today. Discussion of this issue has diverted us from our shared priority of strengthening the IAEA, and has diverted the regional states from the critical task of engaging with each other.

The United States remains committed to universality of the NPT. We have worked hard to bring regional parties together in a spirit of consensus and compromise, as we work toward convening the conference to discuss the establishment of a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East.

DSC_4834He added: We urge all regional states – Israel, Iran, and the Arab states – to display the determination necessary to engage with their neighbors in order to open the Helsinki Conference and begin the difficult – but necessary – process of building a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East, a goal every delegation in this room shares. To achieve that goal, there is no substitute for direct dialogues. Resolutions in this hall are not a substitute for direct dialogue. And speeches in this hall, in which regional states accuse each other of insincerity, have the effect – if not the intent – of making dialogue more difficult.

It is a fact that the conference has not been held, a source of frustration for all of us. But it is false to say that no progress has been made in the process of regional consultations held for this purpose to date, and the United States and other conference conveners remain committed to our responsibility to hold the Helsinki conference as soon as agreement is reached among the regional parties on the agenda and modalities for the conference. The regional states have discussed these issues directly and constructively, and we remain optimistic consensus can be achieved.

In every state in the Middle East, there are diplomats who possess vision and creativity and determination and patience, and we will not stop our efforts to work with them in pursuit of this goal.

The thwarting of the Arab draft resolution on israeli Nuclear Weapons clearly shows the double standards of the state members of the IAEA towards the major issue of the Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction, which threaten the security of the whole region.

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