The terrorist groups in the weapons-free zone
in Idlib targeted the town of Mahradeh in Northwestern Hama, its thermal power plant and civilian houses in the region with missile strikes on Monday.
"We have agreed on the establishment of a weapons-free zone
between the opposition- and (Assad) regime-controlled areas," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a news conference with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, following a meeting between the two leaders.
BANGUy (CyHAN)- The Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous, wrapped up Tuesday (8 Sept) a four-day visit to the Central African Republic, where he announced the establishment of a "weapons-free zone
" in Bambari effective today, from 17:00 local time.
During this year's NPT conference, Egypt and its allies tried to accelerate the process by proposing that the UN secretary-general convene a meeting on a Middle East weapons-free zone
by March 2016 even if Israel refused to agree on an agenda; Israel insisted on including the broad range of security challenges in the region.
Qatar expressed its support to the efforts aimed at enhancing international peace and security in the context of truth and justice, stressing the urgent need to declare the Middle East as nuclear weapons-free zone
The call to establish a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone
in the region was backed by Saudi-based King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies board chairman Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Paul Walker, Director of the Green Cross Environmental Security and Sustainability Programme, said: Kazakhstan's initiative to establish a Central Asian Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone
, a ratified Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and a 'nuclear weapons-free world' are all most welcome steps today.'
The Chairman MQM (Mohajir) also accused MQM (H) of holding the entire country as hostage on gun-point and said that his reason for meeting Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah was to ensure Karachi as a weapons-free zone
and denounce and destroy all nuclear weapons capabilities, we will not be able to realise this expectation of the international community for a nuclear weapons-free zone
," Soltanieh said.
Another approach to counter Israel's nuclear arsenal is to pressure Jerusalem to give up its nuclear weapons and establish a nuclear weapons-free zone
in the Middle East (NWFZME).
Amano "will pursue further consultations with member states of the Middle East region and with other interested parties on arrangements conducive to the Forum being a constructive contribution towards the objective of the establishment" of a nuclear weapons-free zone
in the Middle East, it added.
And although dodging a question about a nuclear weapons-free zone
in the Middle East, he did accuse Iran, Iraq and Libya of violating a non-proliferation pact in the region.He stressed that Israel is not the problem in the Middle East.