Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Egypt stated:
The immense destructiveness of nuclear weapons was made clear in the message of warning issued in the August 1996 report of the Canberra Commission. Its thrust is that the doctrine of nuclear deterrence is militarily redundant and dangerous … I also wish to express our desire for serious consideration of the practical steps referred to therein … All these resolutions, provisions and opinions reaffirm once again the clear resolve of the international community to pursue nuclear disarmament. It is therefore incumbent upon us to continue to give impetus to efforts aimed at achieving the universality of all international instruments relating to disarmament.