The United Nations (UN) warns that humans are in danger of extinction. This is because of the emergence of nuclear weapons in war. According to the United Nations, a nuclear crisis is happening in the world.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that misunderstandings could lead to nuclear devastation, as the United States, Britain and France urged Russia to stop its “dangerous nuclear rhetoric and behavior”.
At the opening of the main conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in New York, Guterres warned that the world faced a nuclear danger not seen since the height of the cold war.
Citing Russia’s war with Ukraine and tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the Middle East, Guterres said he feared the nuclear-related crisis could escalate.
“Today, humanity is threatened by one misunderstanding, only one miscalculation from nuclear annihilation,” Guterres said at the 10th review conference of the NPT, an international treaty that entered into force in 1970 to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. , Tuesday (2/8/2022)
“We have been very lucky so far. But luck is not a strategy. Nor is it a shield from geopolitical tensions that escalate into a nuclear conflict,” he added.
Meanwhile, according to him, the meeting is an opportunity to strengthen the nuclear agreement in the world.
“Eliminating nuclear weapons is the only guarantee that they will never be used,” he said.
He revealed nearly 13,000 nuclear weapons are now stored in arsenals around the world.
In January, the five permanent members of the UN security council – the US, China, Russia, Britain, and France – had pledged to prevent the further spread of nuclear weapons.
On Monday, the US, UK, and France reaffirmed their commitment in a joint statement, saying nuclear war is unwinnable and must not be fought.
The trio also urged Russia, which announced it had put its nuclear forces on alert shortly after the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, to honor its international commitments under the NPT.
As previously reported, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, has threatened to deploy nuclear weapons to the United States (US).
U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Kim Jong Un’s threats to deploy nuclear weapons were not much different from those expressed by the isolated nation in the previous months to years.
“It’s no different from what we’ve been hearing from the DPRK (North Korea) regime over the last few months and in recent years,” Price told reporters in Washington.
On the other hand, said Ned Price, the DPRK will not be surprised to hear the same message from the US side. “And that is a commitment to defend the Republic of Korea [South Korea] and Japan to stay strong,” he said.
Kim stressed that his nuclear war defense is ready to deploy its absolute strength obediently, accurately, and quickly according to its mission.
“I once again reiterate that North Korea is fully prepared for any military confrontation with the United States,” Kim said in his speech.