Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Yemen stated:
The main efforts and initiatives in establishing nuclear-weapon-free zones in various parts of the world will strengthen the NPT [Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] system and thereby strengthen international peace and security. They will also lead to confidence-building among countries and peoples that have suffered from armed conflict. We believe that all of these efforts will lead to a commitment to the total elimination of nuclear weapons in conflict areas. In this regard we wish to reaffirm our support for the efforts being made in this area and to the General Assembly resolutions related to the creation of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.