Bahrain gives initial approval to bioweapons prohibition proposal

Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa presented a proposal this week to prohibit biological weapons in the nation.

Bahrain's cabinet gave initial approval to the law, which aims to establish a legislative framework aligned with United Nations Security Council conventions that the country has previously signed, Gulf Daily News reports.

The proposal has now been referred to the ministerial committee for legal affairs for review.

Bahrain signed to the Biological Weapons Conventions in 1988 and assented to the binding U.N. Security Council Resolution of 2004, which concerned the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, according to Gulf Daily News.

A law seeking to regulate the use of weapons and nuclear materials was also recently referred to Bahrain's ministerial committee for legal affairs for review