Kuwait stresses momentousness of CTBT coming into force

VIENNA, June 13 (KUNA) — Kuwait has emphasized the importance of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) coming into force, in line with the country’s firm stance supporting the international security and peace.
This came in Kuwait’s statement to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Ministerial Conference in Vienna, delivered on Monday by the country’s ambassador to Austria and Permanent Delegate at International Organizations in Vienna Sadeq Marafi.
Kuwait’s ratification of the CTBT, and the country’s hosting of an International Monitoring System (IMS) radionuclide station, were prompted by its strong belief in ridding the world of the hazards of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Marafi lauded the efforts of the CTBTO interim technical secretariat, giving momentum to the treaty’s 20th anniversary.
Kuwait signed the CTBT in 1996, and ratified it in 2003. (pickup previous) amq.kns.msa