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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


1998 Egypt Special Weapons News



  • Egypt calls on Israel to liquidate nuclear programme Egyptian State Information Service December 13th, 1998 -- Presidential Political Adviser Dr. Osama Al Baz called on Israel to liquidate its nuclear programme and asked the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to supervise the Israeli nuclear programme.
  • Explanation of Vote by the Delegation of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Resolution entitled Risk of Proliferation in the Middle East 25 November 1998
  • Mubarak: Israeli claims on Egypt's growing military power, unacceptable Egyptian State Information Service September 29, 1998 -- President Hosni Mubarak said that peace should be supported with power. "Israel wants to monopolise all types of nuclear weapons and missiles and wants to deny others the right to procure the same weapons."
  • Al-Baz: Egypt, capable of deterring Israel Egyptian State Information Service September 26, 1998 -- Dr. Osama Al-Baz President's Political Advisor stressed that Egypt is absolutely capable of deterring Israel on equal footing, calling upon the Jewish State to give up its nuclear powers. "We are capable of deterring it, and have the means necessary for that," he added.
  • Egypt: Israeli nuke programme, threat to ME stability Egyptian State Information Service September 24, 1998 -- Feqi made it clear that the Israeli nuclear programme on eastern border of Egypt creates a really high dangerous situation in the region, affirming that Egypt will leave no stone unturned to realize this end.
  • IAEA spokesman: Arab pressures, behind reopening Israeli nuke file Egyptian State Information Service September 20, 1998 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spokesman David K. said that the Arab countries relentless efforts were behind the decision taken by the IAEA on reopening the Israeli nuclear file to be tabled for discussions within the framework of IAEA meetings to start tomorrow in Vienna.
  • Baz: Israel's intransigence won't continue forever Egyptian State Information Service August 18, 1998 -- "Israel's possession of nuclear weapons does not mean its superiority over Arabs because Israel depends on other countries in manufacturing this type of weapons," said Presidential Political Advisor Dr. Osama Al-Baz.
  • Egypt firm on banning production of nuclear material Egyptian State Information Service August 12, 1998 -- Egypt's permanent representative at the UN Moneir Zahran yesterday renewed Egypt's firm support to initiating negotiations on a treaty to ban the production of fissionable material as a preliminary step towards global dismantling of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Baz underscores Mubarak's call to rid ME of mass destruction weapons Egyptian State Information Service August 10, 1998 - Presidential Political Advisor Dr. Osama Al Baz yesterday underscored the significance of President Mubarak's call to rid the ME of all forms of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Egypt's Nuclear Power: An Instrument of Balance, A Means of Advancing Industry Letter from Cairo [Egypt State Information Service] No.208 July 2 - July 4, 1998 -- That, in order to redress the strategic imbalance existing between Egyptians and Israelis, Egypt should strive to become nuclear is against all prevailing geo-political facts.
  • Israel's Nuclear Edge Blunted Letter from Cairo [Egypt State Information Service] No.207 June 28 - July 1, 1998 -- In the past Israel was the only Middle Eastern country known to possess a nuclear arsenal. Today, the possibility of other countries in the region acquiring nuclear capability cannot be discounted.
  • Mubarak: Egypt neither supports war nor nuclear proliferation Egyptian State Information Service June 23, 1998 -- Underlining that Egypt is a peace-advocate State, President Hosni Mubarak said Egypt neither supports war nor the proliferation of nuclear, chemical or other weapons.
  • Nuclear Or Not? Letter from Cairo [Egypt State Information Service] No.204 June 18 - June 20, 1998 -- To join the nuclear arms race or not is no longer a relevant question for Egypt, or the Arab or Islamic countries. It is equally futile to deliberateon whether it was right or wrong for Egypt and other Arab states to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in the first place.
  • Mubarak declares new initiative for world free of mass destruction weapons Egyptian State Information Service June 17, 1998 -- "President Hosni Mubarak yesterday released a new initiative to scrap weapons of mass destruction in general and nuclear weapons in particular from the entire world," Information Minister Safwat Al-Sherif said.
  • Armed and dangerous Letter from Cairo [Egypt State Information Service] No.203 June 14 - June 17, 1998 -- The continuing deadlock in Middle East peace making could lead to the eruption of tension in the region. Israel's failure to deny reports that it is the only regional nuclear power has added fuel to the simmering coals. A nuclear state which is also driven by ambitions of territorial expansion, regional hegemony and right-wing extremism is a very dangerous state.
  • A Nuclear Boost Letter from Cairo [Egypt State Information Service] No.201 June 7 - June 10, 1998 -- Beside nuclear power's potential role in mobilization and modernization, its role in enhancing Egyptian national security should not be neglected. Nuclear weapons can always be developed when there is a political will. This could be the reason for US and Israeli resistance to the introduction of nuclear power plants in Egypt.
  • Egypt calls for reconsidering nuke proliferation, denuclearizing ME Egyptian State Information Service June 7, 1998 -- Egypt's permanent delegate to the United Nations Dr. Nabil Al-Arabi called for reconsidering the nuclear proliferation around the world, making very clear that in absence of this, NPT will be meaningless, especially in the Middle East region.
  • Egypt: Nuke tests undermines NPT Egyptian State Information Service June 3, 1998 -- Egypt yesterday renewed its vehement opposition to nuclear testings and said these tests threw into question the credibility of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
  • Mubarak calls for world nuclear disarmament Egyptian State Information Service June 3, 1998 -- "We have demanded that the Middle East region be free of weapons of mass destruction, but today I urge the phasing out of nuclear disarmament in the world over a number of years," the Egyptian Leader told reporters after talks in Cairo with Israeli Defence Minister Yitzhak Mordechai.
  • Egypt Opens Second Nuclear Reactor Letter from Cairo [Egypt State Information Service] No.168 February 6-9, 1998 -- After an interruption that lasted for three decades, Egypt is moving ahead again with a new programme for the peaceful applications of nuclear energy.
  • ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES Cairo Press Review Thursday, February 5, 1998 -- Washington looks the other way when it comes to Israel's huge nuclear arsenal, reputedly consisting of some 200 warheads. But it raises hell about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and does not want any other country in the Middle East, notably Libya and Iran, to have such weapons.
  • Mubarak, Menem open Egyptian research reactor for peaceful purposes, Anshas Egyptian State Information Service February 4th, 1998 -- President Hosni Mubarak together with President Carlos Menem of Argentina inaugurated today the second new Egyptian nuclear reactor, established in cooperation with Argentina.
  • Address by President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak in the Ceremonial Inauguration of Egypt's Research Reactor Egyptian State Information Service February 4th, 1998 -- In April, 1990, Egypt took the initiative to render the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Egypt's Second Research Reactor (MPR) opened Egyptian State Information Service February 4th, 1998



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