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UNGA Disarmament Index 2015: A–G

This is an index of all references made to issues of disarmament, peace, and security, made in the 70th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly from 28 September–6 October 2015. Included in this index are all references made to arms control, disarmament, nuclear and conventional weapons, nuclear energy, the arms trade, and militarism.

A-G | H-R | S-Z

UN Secretary-General | UN General Assembly President
Afghanistan | Albania | Algeria | Andorra | Angola | Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Armenia | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan
Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belarus | Belgium | Belize | Benin | Bhutan | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Botswana | Brazil | Brunei Darussalam | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Burundi
Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada | Cabo Verde | Central African Republic | Chad | Chile | China | Colombia | Community of Latin American and Caribbean States | Comoros | Congo | Costa Rica | Côte d'Ivoire | Croatia | Cuba | Cyprus | Czech Republic
Democratic People's Republic of Korea | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Denmark | Djibouti | Dominica | Dominican Republic
Ecuador | Egypt | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Estonia | Ethiopia | European Union
Fiji | Finland | France
Gabon | Gambia | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Greece | Grenada | Guatemala | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana

UN General Assembly President
H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th General Assembly
28 September 2015

Military spending: “Our ambition will only be realized in a world of peace and security and respect for human rights - not in a world, where investment in armament and wars more and more absorb and destroy a huge share of the resource.”

Nuclear, chemical, biological weapons: “Tensions between major powers increase, as do investments in all kinds of armaments. Vast arsenals of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons still exist, and disarmament negotiations in Geneva have been stalled for years.”

Nuclear weapons: “We must remember that all too many nuclear warheads are on high alert, and we have not even eliminated risks of nuclear conflicts by mistake.”

UN Secretary-General
H.E. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the UN
28 September 2015

Military spending: “The world continues to squander trillions in wasteful military spending. Why is it easier to find the money to destroy people and planet than it is to protect them?

Arms trade: "But it is not enough to look only within Syria for a solution. The battle is also being driven by regional powers and rivalries. Weapons and money flowing into the country are fuelling the fire."

Iran's nuclear programme: "I commend the landmark nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 countries. Dialogue and patient diplomacy have paid dividends."

DPRK's nuclear programme: "Now is the time for renewed dialogue to address continuing tension on the Korean peninsula. I call on the parties to refrain from taking any action that may increase mistrust, and urge them to instead promote reconciliation and efforts towards a peaceful, de-nuclearized peninsula."

Explosive weapons in populated areas: "Innocent Syrians pay the price of more barrel bombs and terrorism."

"In Yemen, 21 million people -- 80 per cent of the population -- need humanitarian assistance.
All sides are showing disregard for human life – but most of the casualties are being caused by air-strikes. I call for an end to the bombings, which are also destroying Yemeni cities, infrastructure and heritage."

Afghanistan
H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive
28 September 2015

Cyber security: “As we expand the horizons of democratic governance, and privacy and human rights, we also face challenges from criminality, cyber hacking and unwarranted intrusion. It is only through discourse, dialogue and agreements that we can address these 21 st century demands.”

Arms transfers: "Another fact is clear to Afghans across the board: were it not for external support systems, access to arms and munitions, rest areas and hospitals, and funding and training, as part of strategic collusion with powerful elements in our neighborhood, this guerrilla style low-intensity warfare would have been history by now.”

Albania
H.E. Mr. Edi Rama, Prime Minister
2 October 2015

No disarmament references.

 

Andorra
H.E. Mr. Antoni Marti Petit, Head of Government
2 October 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: “Por eso, Andorra aplaude el acuerdo al que han llegado recientemente los Estados Unidos de America e Irán sobre la cuestión nuclear. Un acuerdo que demuestra que --por mas alejadas que puedan estar las posiciones- siempre hay margen para la cooperación y la concordia”

UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION: “So , Andorra welcomes the agreement recently reached the United States of America and Iran on the nuclear issue . An agreement shows that --by far more likely to be the ways- there is always room for cooperation and harmony”

Angola
H.E. Mr. Manuel Domingos Vicente, Vice-President
1 October 2015

Iran’s nuclear programme: “Angola warmly welcomes the agreement concluded between the six powers and the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran on the Iranian nuclear program. Such development is evidence that any dispute, however difficult and complex, may have political solutions. This is particularly notable in the case of a region where diplomacy has, in recent decades, been systematically passed over.”

Antigua and Barbuda
H.E. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister
2 October 2015

No disarmament references.

Argentina
H.E. Mrs. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President
28 September 2015

Statement not yet available.

Armenia
H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President
29 September 2015

Military spending, militarism: “It is strange - Isn’t it?- that in the 21 century our neighbor day in and day out, relentlessly and indefatigably takes pride in excessive accumulation of arms and manifold expansion of the military budget; it stubbornly continues making bellicose threats to renew the military hostilities and does it at the highest level of the head of state.”

Austalia
H.E. Ms. Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign Affairs
29 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Austria
H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz, Minister of Foreign Affairs
1 October 2015

Nuclear weapons: “In this sense one key area for us is nuclear disarmament. The NPT Review Conference last May failed to reach an agreement. But there is a growing international momentum on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. At this conference I delivered a joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons on behalf of 159 States. And the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons last December resulted in a Humanitarian Pledge which has been endorsed by 116 States! Austria, together with co-sponsors, will table several resolutions on the humanitarian initiative. We hope that they will receive broad support.”

“70 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons still pose one of the most serious threats to humankind. I can assure you that Austria will fight for a world free of nuclear weapons to make our world a safer place!”

Iran's nuclear programme: “We remain committed to act as a place for international dialogue, such as the Iran nuclear talks that took place in Vienna this year.”

Azerbaijan
H.E. Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs
30 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Bahamas
H.E. Mr. Frederick Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs
1 October 2015

Arms trade, small arms: “We must stop the escalating crime and violence from drug trafficking, human trafficking and smuggling, and juvenile gangs. That is why we have been so strong in our support of the Small Arms Trade Treaty. The carnage of our young people, because of the easy availability of guns to young males in particular, is not acceptable and is unsustainable.

“The Bahamas was pleased to have participated actively in the recent First Conference of States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty held in Mexico in August last. While we are disappointed that the ATT Secretariat will not be located in our region, in our sister CARICOM country of Trinidad and Tobago, we, nevertheless, are committed to the full and effective implementation of the ATT. We call on the producers of these weapons to do more, though, to stop their illegal export to our region and end the carnage. As Mr. Manley rightly pointed out, the developed world will not be immune if the matter is not brought under control.”

Bangladesh
H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister
30 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Barbados
H.E. Mr. Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister
2 October 2015

Arms trade: “In 2013 the United Nations adopted the Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional weapons, with the expectation that itwill contribute to the prevention and eradication of the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. Through the determined efforts of the countries of the Caribbean Community and other like-minded states, small arms and light weapons and their ammunitions, parts and components were included in the scope of the Treaty. Barbados was therefore pleased to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty in May of this year.”

WMD: “In July of this year, under the presidency of New Zealand, the Security Council held its first ever open debate on the particular peace and security challenges facing small island developing states. At that meeting, Barbados indicated that it always has and continues strongly to oppose the proliferation and use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.”

Small arms, arms trade: “However, for countries like Barbados, the real weapons of mass destruction are small arms and light weapons and our focus is necessarily on the trade in these weapons, which often goes arm-in-arm with the traffic in illicit drugs and other organised crime. Both have the capacity to seriously undermine our economies and destabilise our societies. Barbados welcomes the initiative and persistence that made possible the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, and commits to playing its part in addressing global peace and security challenges.”

Belarus
H.E. Mr. Alexander Lukashenko
28 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Belgium
H.E. Mr. Charles Michel, Prime Minister
30 September 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: "Les accords de paix en Colombie, l’accord sur le nucléaire iranien ou encore la reprise des relations diplomatiques avec Cuba montrent que le dialogue et le respect produisent des résultats tangibles."

UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION: "Peace agreements in Colombia, the agreement on Iran's nuclear or resume diplomatic relations with Cuba show that dialogue and respect produce tangible results."

Belize
H.E. Mr. Wilfred Elrington, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
2 October 2015

Iran’s nuclear programme: “We welcome the unanimous support for the Security Council decision to terminate seven resolutions that inflicted sanctions on Iran upon receipt by the Council of a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency.”

Arms trade: “We call upon powerful arms-producing states to refrain from selling arms and weapons to those who use them to oppress others, and to warlords in war-torn countries.”

Benin
H.E. Mr. Lionel Zinsou, Prime Minister
30 September 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: "Le Benin se félicite a cet égard, de l'accord intervenu, le 14 juillet 2015 a Vienne, aprés plus de douze (12) ans de négociations, entre la Republique Islamique d'lran et les P5+1 sur la question du nucleaire. II s'agit la d'un compromis historique, qui preserve le droit inalienable de tous les Etats a l'usage pacifique de I'énergie nucléaire pour la satisfaction des besoins et de la quête aux mieux-être de leurs peuples."

UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION: "Benin welcomes in this regard to the Agreement acted, July 14, 2015 in Vienna, after more than twelve (12) years of negotiations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5 + 1 on the nuclear issue. It is the historic compromise that preserves the inalienable right of all States to  peaceful uses nuclear energy for the satisfaction of needs and the quest for well-being of their peoples."

Bhutan
H.E. Mr. Damcho Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2 October 2015

Nuclear weapons: “Over the last seven decades, the United Nations has delivered much that is promised in its Charter and it is only befitting that we pay tribute to its achievements…. From combatting climate change and reducing extreme poverty to preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons.”

WMD: “For every day we are confronted with compelling evidence that shows we are far from achieving our quest for peace, security, prosperity and human dignity for all…. Whether it is conflicts and acts of terrorism; or the unthinkable stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.”

Bosnia and Herzegovina
H.E. Mr. Dragan Čović, Chairman of the Presidency
1 October 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: “Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomes the extremely important agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, reached in Vienna in July 2015.”

Botswana
His Honour Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, M.P., Vice President
1 October 2015

No disarmament references.

Brazil
H.E. Dilma Rouseff, President
28 September 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: “We also celebrate the recent agreement reached with Iran, which will allow that country to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and restore the hope of peace for the whole region.”

Brunei Darussalam
H.M. Mr. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan
30 September 2015

Weapons of mass destruction: “Today, its mandate has gone beyond this to include emerging challenges and evolving threats such as proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; climate change; pandemic diseases; terrorism; and violent extremism.”

Bulgaria
H.E. Mr. Rosen Pleveneliev, President
30 September 2015

Iran's nuclear programme:”Bulgaria has consistently supported diplomacy as the only way to resolve the issue of the Iranian nuclear program. We welcome the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and hope that all the measures agreed therein will be fully and timely implemented.”

Cabo Verde
H.E. Mr. José Maria Pereira Neves, Prime Minister
1 October 2015

No disarmament references.

Cambodia
H.E. Mr.  Namhong Hor, Deputy Prime Minister
1 October 2015

Iran’s nuclear programme: “Cambodia also welcomes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action over the nuclear program between Iran and the P5 plus Germany. Cambodia shares the view that this Agreement will not only become a turning point in Iran-US relations, but also create an atmosphere conducive to regional peace, security and political stability.”

Canada
H.E. Mr. Daniel Jean, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
3 October 2015

No disarmament references.

Chile
H.E Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President
28 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Colombia
H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President
29 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Costa Rica
H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President
30 September 2015

Explosive weapons in populated areas, chemical weapons, cluster munitions: “I also say this because of the millions of Syrians, who have been displaced in historic proportions, or the thousands more that continue to risk their lives at sea to escape death in the form of chemical weapons, barrel bombs and cluster munitions, the use of which is categorically condemned by Costa Rica.” 

Explosive weapons in populated areas, chemical weapons, cluster munitions, armed drones: “Let us protect innocent civilians who are deliberately targeted and are victims of unspeakable crimes of sexual violence, attacks with chemical weapons, cluster munitions, armed drones and barrel bombs.”

Arms trade, small arms: “The commitment to maintain international peace and security is also reaffirmed by all the permanent members of the Security Council; however, at the same time, they are the largest producers and exporters of conventional weapons in the world. The serious issue with this is that, despite the express prohibitions in the Arms Trade Treaty, these countries continue to conduct international arms transfers, including small and light weapons, to conflict areas. The express prohibitions on transfers of conventional arms of the Treaty exist to prevent human suffering and to save lives. They are not there to be ignored. Costa Rica calls on the States that have signed the Arms Trade Treaty to ratify it, and on those who have ratified it to work, without delay, for its full and effective implementation.” 

Nuclear weapons: “Furthermore, nuclear weapon States, including the permanent members of the Security Council, have violated their unequivocal commitment to nuclear disarmament in light ofArticle VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. They argue that the current security setting is not suitable for nuclear disarmament and cling to the traditional paradigm of State security that keeps 16,000 nuclear warheads in the world, many on high alert and susceptible to cyber-attacks. “Compliance with Article Vl is not conditional or optional: it is mandatory. Nuclear disarmament cannot be postponed any further. The fact that 115 States have signed the Humanitarian Pledge demonstrates the conviction of the international community to place nuclear weapons on an equal footing with other weapons of mass destruction, weapons that are subject to prohibition by specific treaties. Costa Rica calls for more States to endorse the Humanitarian Pledge and to fill the legal gap to prohibit and eliminate the nuclear threat once and for all.” Disarmament and development: “This was demonstrated during the entire negotiating process that led to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in which Costa Rica shared its experience in conservation, environmental protection, unilateral disarmament and leadership in the transformation towards a model of sustainable development.” 

Armed drones: “We are also distressed by the growing use of armed drones outside of conflict zones and the reinterpretation by several governments of human rights and humanitarian principles. For my country, it is urgent that we take action to better understand this matter and to address all of its implications. It is here, at the United Nations, through the existing disarmament bodies, where we must begin to adopt measures that increase transparency and ensure accountability of their use.” 

Disarmament: “Let us urge the permanent members of the Security Council to provide coherence and consistency in Rule of Law and International Law, arms control and nuclear disarmament, to name three examples.” 

Croatia
H.E.. Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitaroviÿ, President
30 September 2015

Cluster munitions: “The uncontrolled spread of conventional weapons represents another significant threat to security and stability. In that respect Croatia is proud to preside over the First Review Conference to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which are among the most insidious types of weapons that continue to be a threat long after the conflict ends. It is no coincidence that the Conference took place in Dubrovnik, a city that suffered attacks from these kinds of weapons in the Homeland War.”

Nuclear weapons: “This is why we regret that the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty did not produce the much needed results. Croatia believes, that this Treaty continues to be the most effective multilateral instrument for preventing nuclear proliferation and achieving nuclear disarmament.”

Iran's nuclear programme: “On the positive side, we are pleased to note the resolution of the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program. We congratulate all the parties involved in the talks on their determination and political will to resolve the issue that has been burdening international relations for so long. This is a major victory for diplomacy. We expect that the following months will prove to what extent the removal of nuclear threat has contributed to the vitally important stabilisation of the Middle East and beyond.”

Arms trade: “Another milestone in international security has been achieved by the entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty. This legally binding instrument establishes, for the first time, minimal standards in the trade of conventional arms on a global level. Croatia is proud to be among the leading countries in ratifying and putting into effect this milestone Treaty.”

Cuba
H.E. Mr. Raúl Castro Ruz
28 September 2015

Cyber security: “The militarization of cyberspace, and the covert and illegal use of information and communications technologies to attack other States is unacceptable.”

Militay spending: “The pledge made in 1945 ‘to promote social progress and better standards of life for the peoples, along with their economic and social development, remains an illusion when 795 million people go hungry, 781 million adults are illiterate, and 17 thousand children perish every day from curable diseases, while annual military expenses worldwide amount to more than 1.7 trillion dollars. Barely a fraction of that figure could resolve the most pressing problems afflicting humanity.”

Militarism: “We reaffirm our rejection of the intention to expand the presence of NATO up to the Russian borders.”

Iran’s military programme: “We welcome the so-called nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which proves that engagement and negotiation are the only effective tools to settle disputes between States.”

Cyprus
H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President
29 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Czech Republic
H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman, President
29 September 2015

Statement not yet available.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Ri Su Yong, Minister of Foreign Affairs
1 October 2015

Nuclear weapons: “At present, nearly 40,000 massive US troops are stationed in south Korea, outnumbering its troops in any other foreign country. The US commander in south Korea is also wearing the cap of the ‘UN Commander.’ The large-scale nuclear war exercises held several times every year by the United States and south Korea during the past seven decades are commanded by this very ‘UN Commander.’”

“Also nine countries in the world have already developed and conducted over 2,000 nuclear tests in total. But again, the Security Council adopted ‘resolutions’ on prohibiting nuclear test of the DPRK which conducted nuclear tests only three times.”

“Our development of outer space for peaceful purposes is a legitimate right of a sovereign state and our nuclear test is a self-defensive measure to cope with the hostile policy and nuclear threat of the United States.”

Denmark
H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister
28 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Djibouti
H.E. Mr. Ismaël Omar Guelleh, President
30 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Egypt
H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President
28 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Equatorial Guinea
H.E. Mr. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Vice- President
30 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Eritrea
H.E. Mr. Osman Mohammed Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs
3 October 2015

No disarmament references.

Estonia
H.E. Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President
29 September 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: “We also witnessed a positive development recently. Let us hope that the historic agreement on Iran nuclear programme will pave the way towards more stability in the broader Middle East.”

Ethiopia
H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister
28 September 2015

No disarmament references.

European Union
H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
29 September 2015

Explosive weapons in populated areas, chemical weapons: “We all want to see stable states in the region; stabilisation is a value beyond any dispute. But stability cannot be won with barrel bombs and chemical weapons used against civilians.”

Fiji
H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister
30 September 2015

No disarmament references.

Finland
H.E. Mr. Sauli Ninisto, President
29 September 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: “Let me add, that this year also marks a major success of international diplomacy: the historic agreement reached on the Iran nuclear programme. We look forward to the swift implementation by Iran of all the nuclear-related measures and its full engagement with the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve all outstanding issues.”

France
H.E. Mr. François Hollande, President
28 September 2015

Explosive weapons in populated areas: “Et les réfugiés, ceux dont on parle aujourd'hui, ceux qui sont dans les camps, les déplacés, ils sont huit millions, cette masse de femmes et d’hommes, d’enfants, n’a pas fui simplement une guerre, elle a fui depuis plus de trois ans le régime de Bachar EL-ASSAD et encore aujourd'hui, c’est ce même régime qui déverse des bombes sur des populations civiles innocentes.”

UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION: “And refugees, those we are discussing today, those who are in the camps, the displaced, they are eight million, this mass of men and women, of children, not just fled a war it fled more than three years since the regime of Bashar el-Assad and still today, this is the same regime that pours bombs on innocent civilians.”

Gabon
H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President
28 September 2015

Small arms: “Dans ce même registre, je mentionnerai aussi la declaration presidentielle du Conseil de securitee de I'ONU sur la circulation illicite des armes legeres et de petit calibre en Afrique Centrale.”

UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION: "In this same vein , I also mention the presidential declaration of UN Security Council on the illicit circulation of small arms and small arms in Central Africa."

Nuclear weapons, Iran's nuclear programme: “La lancinante question de la menace permanente que fait peser l’accumulation excessive des armes de destruction massive, parmi lesquelles les armes nucleaires, ne peut trouver une solution que dans le cadre des mecanismes multilateraux, telle que la Conference du desarmement nucleaire. Mon pays reste fermement engage en faveur du systeme international de non proliferation tel que consacre par les instruments pertinents comme le TNP. C'est pourquoi je salue le recent accord intervenu entre la Communaute internationale et la Republique islamiste d'lran, concemant son programme nucleaire.”

UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION: "The nagging question of the continuing threat posed by the excessive accumulation of weapons of mass destruction, including the nuclear weapons, cannot find a solution within the framework of multilateral mechanisms, such as the Conference on Disarmament. My country remains firmly committed to the international system of non- proliferation as enshrined in the relevant instruments such as the NPT. That is why I welcome the recent agreement between the International Community and the Islamic Republic of Iran , concerning its nuclear program."

Gambia
H.E. Mr. Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy, Vice-President
29 September 2015

Statement not yet available.

Georgia
H.E. Irakli Garibashvili, President
1 October 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: “In this context, I welcome the recent PS+1 Agreement reached with lran. Georgia is hopeful that the process will develop in a positive direction and contribute to greater security and economic development in the region.”

Germany
H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs
1 October 2015

Iran's nuclear programme:  “This summer the five permanent members of the Security Council and Germany concluded an agreement with Iran. After more than ten years of negotiations, we not only managed to ensure that Iran will never have an atomic bomb, and that we can verify this. We have also brought many actors, including Russia and the US, to sit at the same table. The negotiations have thus proven that while neighbours may not like each other, they can still solve problems together - indeed they must do so, if living together is not to become unbearable for them both. The agreement thus reached has created common ground on which greater security can be established in the Middle East.”

Explosive weapons in populated areas, small arms: "In Syria the slaughter knows no end. We will only stop it by acting together. We have to: • end the brutality of Assad's dictatorship, as evinced by its use of barrel bombs and torture; • breakthe control of lslamic State; • and silence the guns in Syria, and provide for humanitarian access."

Ghana
H.E. JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA, President
30 September 2015

Iran's nuclear programme: “I am also encouraged by the historic agreement between the US and Partners on one hand and Iran on the other to curtail the development of nuclear weapons and encourage the peaceful use of nuclear technology.”

Greece
H.E. Mr. Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister
1 October 2015

No disarmament references.

Grenada
H.E. Mrs.  Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2 October 2015

No disarmament references.

Guinea-Bissau
H.E. Mr. João Soares Da Gama, Permanent Representative
2 October 2015

Iran’s nuclear programme, nuclear weapons: “We welcome the nuclear agreement between the International Community and [ran and hope that this will result on the normalization of relations with the rest of world, as we firmly believe that the world will be totally secure only if there is indeed a total and complete nuclear disarmament.”

Guyana
H.E. Mr. Brigadier David Granger
29 September 2015

No disarmament references.