TEXT OF COMMUNICATION DATED 19 SEPTEMBER 2001
RECEIVED FROM THE RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ISRAEL
TO THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
The Delegation of Israel to the 45th General Conference of the IAEA rejects the continued efforts of several delegations of Arab States to pursue political issues through the Credentials Committee, as reflected in Document GC(45)/30 of 19 September 2001, addressed to the Chairman of the Credentials Committee, General Conference of the IAEA.
As clearly outlined in Article VI of the "Rules of Procedure of the General Conference", the procedure of credentials examination is solely intended to ensure that credentials of delegations have been properly issued and presented in a timely manner.
This procedure is in no way a political one, nor is it intended to be used as a means for advancing political interests. The content of the above-mentioned document is therefore beyond the responsibilities of the General Committee and is irrelevant to the purpose and duties of the IAEA and this important General Conference.
The Delegation of Israel requests that this document be included in this 45th Conference's report and be treated as an official document of the Conference.
The Chairman of the Credentials Committee
45th General Conference of the IAEA