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Cuba proclaims right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes

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Cuba proclaims right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposesHAVANA, Cuba, Sep 19 (ACN) José Fidel Santana Núñez, Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, proclaimed in Vienna, Austria, Cuba's right to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Such a position should be without conditioning or discrimination and with full respect for International Law, the UN Charter and the corresponding conventions, said Santana Núñez, head of the Cuban delegation to the 62nd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is taking place in that European country from the 17th to the 21st of this month.
The Nuclear Communicators Network (REDNUC) sent ACN the version of the official's intervention, who stated that the IAEA's Technical Cooperation Program with his country has proven to be an effective mechanism for scientific information and knowledge, despite the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the United States against the island for almost 60 years.
Cuba has already communicated its intention to adopt, in a harmonized manner, the guidelines on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources, which are complementary to the Code of Conduct on the Physical and Technological Security of Radioactive Sources, the Cuban director said.
He indicated that great importance is attached to the activities of the Integrated Plan to Support Nuclear Physical Security, with priority in the application of border architecture and development of capabilities for its sustainability.
We are proud, he said, to belong to the first densely populated area declared a nuclear-weapon-free zone by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco), signed in the Mexican capital on February 14, 1967 and which entered into force on April 25, 1969.
Also by the proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, signed in Havana by the Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States at their Second Summit on 28 and 29 January 2014.

 

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