Resolution on Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

May 7, 2015

The 31st Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting 22-24 April 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands:

Recalling all previous resolutions supporting the urgent negotiation of a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East;

Notes that of the twelve countries in the Middle East, only Israel has nuclear weapons;

Notes that 67% of the planet is now covered by zones free of weapons of mass destruction;

Believes the conclusion of negotiations with Iran on nuclear issues provides an opportune time for an international conference on a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East;

Regrets that the Helsinki Conference on a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East agreed by the 2010 NPT Review Conference has been postponed several times;

Calls for the continuation of efforts to establish a conference to advance a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East.

Middle East Resolution

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