Oman and Bahrain foreign ministers push for disarmament in the Middle East

During a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, the ministers of foreign affairs of Bahrain and Oman expressed their dedication to advocating for the disarmament of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.

Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah of Oman gave the attendees his word that he would continue to support peace and the use of nuclear energy solely for peaceful purposes.

"The end of this dispute does not come through coercive policies and practices, such as sanctions and other measures with limited frames that weaken their effectiveness," Abdullah said.

Abdullah urged nations in the Middle East who have not yet signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to do so as a first step toward regional peace.

Foreign Minister of Bahrain Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa stood in support of a meeting between Iran and the P5+1. Al-Khalifa also declared that Bahrain was against "terrorism, extremism and violence" because it generates "instability and chaos."

"We invite the United Nations and the international community to shoulder their responsibilities by taking the appropriate deterrent measures to halt the serious violations of human rights to which the Syrian people are subjected," al-Khalifa said.

In a separate statement, Abdullah gave his condolences to those displaced within Syria and the Syrian refugees. He pledged Oman support and humanitarian assistance to those affected by the crisis.