Geneva — Saudi Arabia expressed its concerns over Iran’s lack of transparency regarding its nuclear program. Speaking at IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency meeting here on Monday, the Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman said this all the while underlining the Kingdom’s stance over using nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes.
“Saudi Arabia reiterates the importance of countries around the world to abide by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). There is a need to address the issue of spreading nuclear weapons in the Middle East as the region needs to be free of weapons of mass destruction,” he said.
The minister renewed Saudi Arabia’s support for the IAEA and remained committed to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
The purpose of the international treaty ‘NPT’ is to prevent the uncontrolled spread of nuclear weapons and to promote cooperation and oversight in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. However, the most significant purpose of the NPT treaty is the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament around the world.