Nursultan Nazarbayev sees nuclear threat in imbalance of countries’ compliance with security regimes 13 октября 2011, 15:26
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Danial Okassov
Nursultan Nazarbayev sees escalation of nuclear threat in imbalance of countries’ compliance with security regimes, Tengrinews.kz reports from the International Nuclear-Free World Forum in Astana.
“Modern nuclear threat is worsened by imbalances in countries’ compliance with security regimes in peaceful use of nuclear energy,” Kazakhstan President said. According to Nazarbayev, this is not only about high-quality control by the IAEA over civil nuclear facilities or blurriness of the legal base.
“The biggest imbalance is in the technological gap between the sefety technologies of nuclear energy production and the development of nuclear sector itlself. In several cases we can see that security issues are pushed off to the back burner amid commercialization of nuclear energy cycle,” Kazakhstan leader said expressing his worries.
Another aspect, as per Nazarbayev, is a growing interest of transnational corporations to nuclear energy, which is barely considered in the international conventions on peaceful use of nuclear energy. All these are complicated problems requiring solutions, he said.
“Nevertheless, in the whole history of atom splitting technology, the humanity has never had such broad opportunities for creation of nuclear-free world as there are right now. And our common duty is to use this excellent moment,” he stated.