Uganda Stands Firm Against Nuclear Weapons

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Uganda has vowed not to back any country that promotes the use of nuclear energy for warfare. The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem, speaking shortly after a meeting with visiting Iranian Foreign Affairs minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, says government has no problem with nuclear energy, as long as it is used only for peaceful purposes.

Uganda has vowed not to back any country that promotes the use of nuclear energy for warfare.
 
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem, speaking shortly after a meeting with visiting Iranian Foreign Affairs minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, says government has no problem with nuclear energy, as long as it is used only for peaceful purposes.
 
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Iran has been under pressure from the United Nations Security Council including the US government to have its controversial nuclear programme closely monitored.
 
Zarif, who signed a memorandum of understanding with Oryem to cooperate with Uganda on political matters, told reporters during a press conference that despite Iran's controversial stance on nuclear energy, it would not jeopardise its diplomatic relations with Uganda.
 
"We have enjoyed the support of Uganda on the multilateral stage on the support of nuclear issues with regard to human rights, and we stand with Uganda on all these issues," Zarif asserted.
 
Oryem however made it clear that Uganda's interests will strictly focus on exploration of nuclear energy for electricity generation.
 
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