World is ‘one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation’ – UN chief — RT World News

World is ‘one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation’ – UN chief — RT World News

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Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres has warned that humanity is on the biggest threat seen because the Chilly Battle

Rising geopolitical tensions around the globe have put the worldwide populace at its biggest threat of being worn out by nuclear weapons because the Chilly Battle ended, UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres has warned.

“Right now, humanity is only one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,” Guterres mentioned on Monday on the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) evaluation convention in New York. He urged the world’s nations to “put humanity on a brand new path towards a world freed from nuclear weapons.”

The UN chief claimed that conflicts across the globe, human rights violations, the local weather disaster and the Covid-19 pandemic “have put our world beneath better stress than it has confronted in our lifetimes.” Dangers of nuclear warfare are on the highest degree because the peak of the Chilly Battle, he added.

“Humanity is at risk of forgetting the teachings solid within the terrifying fires of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” Guterres mentioned. “Geopolitical tensions are reaching new heights. Competitors is trumping cooperation and collaboration. Distrust has changed dialogue, and disunity has changed disarmament.”

The NPT needs to be strengthened to “make it match for the worrying world round us,” the secretary-general mentioned, citing the Russia-Ukraine battle and tensions within the Center East and on the Korean Peninsula. “Virtually  13,000 nuclear weapons are actually being held in arsenals around the globe. All this at a time when the dangers of proliferation are rising and guardrails to forestall escalation are weakening.”

The clouds that parted following the top of the Chilly Battle are gathering as soon as extra. Now we have been terribly fortunate up to now, however luck isn’t a method. Neither is it a protect from geopolitical tensions boiling over into nuclear battle.

Guterres lamented that international locations are looking for safety by investing a whole lot of billions of {dollars} to stockpile “doomsday weapons that don’t have any place on our planet.” He argued that making an attempt to scale back the danger of wars breaking out isn’t sufficient as a result of “eliminating nuclear weapons is the one assure they’ll by no means be used.”




The UN chief mentioned he would journey to Japan for the August 6 anniversary of the US’ nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, then make stops in different Asia-Pacific international locations for talks with their leaders on non-proliferation.

The US, the one nation ever to have deployed a nuclear bomb in struggle, reportedly spent $44.2 billion on such weaponry in 2021, exceeding the $38.2 billion spent by the eight different nuclear-armed nations mixed. China ranked second in nuclear spending, at $11.7 billion, whereas Russia was quantity three at $8.6 billion.

“For greater than 50 years, the NPT has made our world safer and extra affluent, and the treaty isn’t extra necessary than in occasions of disaster,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned on Monday. “The US stands able to work with all our companions to make sure a safer world for everybody.”

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