Kuwait supports Iran's nuclear rights - the Kuwaiti emir
The Kuwaiti emir says all Middle Eastern nations, including Iran, are entitled to have a civilian nuclear program within the framework of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations, Press TV reported.
"We are following up the developments in regard to Iran's nuclear program," Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah said on Sunday at an Arab League summit in Sirte, Libya.
"We insist on the right of Iran and other regional nations to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes within the framework of IAEA regulations," the Kuwaiti daily al-Qabas quoted him as saying.
He went on to say that Arab states believe the dispute over Iran's nuclear program should be resolved based on international law and through peaceful means.
Arab countries are opposed to weapons of mass destruction and support the proposal to make the Middle East a WMD-free zone, he added.
"In the meantime, we ask the Islamic Republic of Iran to respond to international efforts to work out a political solution (to the nuclear issue) and ensure peace and stability in the region," the Kuwaiti emir stated.
He also asked all regional states, including Israel, to follow suit.
Most countries have voiced support for Iran's peaceful nuclear program and dismissed the West's accusations that the country might be concealing a nuclear weapons program.
In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence showing that Iran's civilian nuclear program has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.