[size=36]Kuwait comments on Iraq's intention to build a nuclear reactor near its borders: We will face any emergency[/size]
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, Kuwaiti Defense Minister Hamad Jaber Al-Ali commented, on Tuesday, on Iraq's construction of a nuclear reactor for peaceful purposes near his country's borders, stressing that they are evaluating the situation and will take the necessary measures.
According to what was reported by the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, the National Assembly Representative, Mohalhal Al-Mudhaf, asked the Minister of Defense about "the Iraqi authority for the control of radioactive materials about studying 20 sites for building an Iraqi nuclear reactor for peaceful purposes, some of which are very close to the borders of the State of Kuwait."
The Kuwaiti Minister of Defense responded, stressing that his ministry is following up and evaluating “all current and future circumstances and developments affecting the regional environment surrounding the State of Kuwait and the Gulf region strategically and militarily, and based on follow-up and evaluation from the competent authorities in the Ministry of Defense, plans are drawn up and the necessary precautions are taken to deal with any emergency or new.” My future affects the national security of the State of Kuwait.”
The minister said: "Dealing with any radioactive leak event requires a national effort from several scientific, technical and national authorities, in addition to the military authorities specialized in dealing with radioactive effects through monitoring, detection, removal and disinfection of radioactive materials by the competent authority in the Ministry of Defense with the competent authorities." , referring to the Ministry of the Interior, the National Guard and the Environment Public Authority.
Emphasizing his country's commitment to international laws in dealing with Iraq's desire, Al-Ali said: "Many defensive military measures are subject to international laws, whether on land or sea, and the Ministry of Defense represented by the Kuwaiti army in all its ranks and formations is fully committed and fully capable of defending the country's security." Its land and sea borders and airspace are against any threat, in full compliance with international and international rules and laws, and the country’s constitution.”
It is noteworthy that the head of the Iraqi Commission for the Control of Radioactive Materials, Kamal Hussein Latif, had announced last May that the National Committee for Nuclear Reactors was in the process of studying 20 candidate sites for setting up nuclear reactors in Iraq, and he said: “20 initial sites have been identified so far. Then, globally approved scientific projection methods will be used to reduce them to 5 sites, after which only two of them are determined, one authentic and the other alternative,” noting that “the selection process was made in two accurate scientific methods through differential and weighting equations, the first is the “Kenny” method and the second The "Site" method or the singular value, using the "Arc Ges" system. Ended 29/A43