Kuwait: Ratification of Biological Weapons Convention

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Government of the United States of America
18 July 1972

The Kuwaiti ratification was accompanied by the following understanding:

“‘In ratifying the Convention on the Prohibition of Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, 1972, the Government of the State of Kuwait takes the view that its ratification of the said Convention does not in any way imply its recognition of Israel, nor does it oblige it to apply the provisions of the aforementioned Convention in respect of the said country.

“‘In tendering this ‘Understanding’ the Government of the State of Kuwait reaffirms its position in accepting the obligations it has undertaken to assume by virtue of its ratification of the said Convention.  It also confirms that the last clause of the ‘Understanding’ does not prejudice the said indivisible obligations.’”


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