'Egypt will not sign Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty'

Egypt will not accept signing the protocols as long as Israel "remains outside umbrella of the international legitimacy," Egyptian FM Ahmad Abul-Gheit said.

'Egypt will not sign Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty'
Egypt has affirmed necessity of pan-Arab cooperation for developing nuclear potentials in the Arab world for peaceful purposes.

Foreign Minister Ahmad Abul-Gheit, in remarks published by the daily newspaper, "Al-Ahram," on Monday, indicated that some super powers eyed with suspicion Arab states' declaration of the intention to develop nuclear potentials for peaceful purposes.

He indicated at bids to link possibility of supplying Arab states with nuclear technology to their signing of the Additional Protocol of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

The NPT protocols genuinely stipulate stringent international supervision of the nuclear sites to ensure that facilities are solely used for peaceful objectives.

Egypt will not accept signing the protcols as long as Israel "remains outside umbrella of the international legitimacy," Abul-Gheit said alluding to Tel Aviv's refrain from signing the NPT that stipulates international inspection of nuclear sites.

States that supply other nations with nuclear technology have placed new conditions for giving them nuclear fuel, such as pledges not to re-process or enrich the fuel, he said.

Egypt announced, in October, a plan to build several nuclear reactors for peaceful usage, and start of construting one in coordination with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

KUNA

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