Ambassador Sadeq Marafi
Kuwait appreciates IAEA efforts in Iran's nuclear file
VIENNA-- Kuwait on Tuesday voiced appreciation for IAEA's efforts concerning the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Specifically pointing to the Agency's keenness for UN Security Council resolution 2231 to be implemented by concerned parties, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Sadeq Marafi, told an IAEA session earlier today that the State of Kuwait is "concerned" over Iran's "continuous" breaching of items included in the JCPOA of 2015.
Highlighting the "pivotal" role of the Agency in this regard, Ambassador Marafi said that his country is following on developments of this file, at the same time that Kuwait is not denying any country the right to pursue acquiring nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and within the NPT.
Marafi called on Iran to fully abide by the Plan of Action, as well as urging the Islamic Republic to endorse the plan's supplementary protocol in order to enable the Agency to provide credibility for Iran's nuclear dossier.
In June 2019, Kuwait gained a two-year seat at IAEA's Board of Governors during the 63rd Annual Regular Session of the Agency's General Conference. Kuwait joined the Board of Governors during the years 1977-1979, 1987-1989, 1995-1997and 2001-2003.