UN chief wants to get rid of nuclear arms ‘once and for all’ — Analysis
The world has been held hostage by these “devices of death” long enough, Antonio Guterres says
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that nuclear weapons are not secure and only destroy the environment.
“Our world has been held hostage by nuclear weapons long enough,”He tweet.
He described the weapons as “devices of death,”The UN chief stated that they are not able to provide security or victory to countries possessing them. “By design, their only result is destruction.”
“Let’s ensure the end of testing forever, and consign nuclear weapons to history – once and for all,” Guterres said.
The issue was also raised by the secretary general at the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference, which took place in New York early in August.
He advised that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,”The world has been affected by the conflicts in Ukraine, tensions across other countries, as well as climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. “under greater stress than it has faced in our lifetimes.”
“Eliminating nuclear weapons is the only guarantee they will never be used,”Guterres stated at that time.
Current nuclear weapons are held by India, Pakistan, India and North Korea, as well as the United States, UK, Russia, France.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, (SIPRI), states that “of the total inventory of an estimated 12,705 warheads at the start of 2022, about 9,440 were in military stockpiles for potential use.”
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