United Nations, August 4 (SO News/Agency) Antonio Guterres expressed these views while addressing a conference organized to review the 50-year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The goal of the treaty is to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and ultimately achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.
During the speech at the opening session of the conference, the head of the United States, Japan, Germany and the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency also mentioned the dangers of nuclear disaster.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the threat of nuclear proliferation is on the rise in the world and that security barriers to prevent such proliferation are weakening. Every crisis, from the Middle East to the Korean Peninsula and including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has “nuclear undertones,” hidden nuclear threats, he said.
Antonio Guterres said that the world currently has around 13,000 nuclear weapons stockpiles. While many countries seek a false sense of security by spending billions of dollars stockpiling deadly weapons that have no place on our planet. And there is a danger that people are forgetting the lessons of World War II.
He said he would travel to Japan on August 6 to attend a commemoration ceremony in Hiroshima, where the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb in an effort to end the war 77 years ago.
The head of the United Nations appealed to the participants of the conference to follow several measures. He said that the 77-year-old code against the use of nuclear weapons should be immediately enforced and reaffirmed. Work tirelessly to eliminate nuclear weapons, reaffirm the commitment to eliminate the stockpile of weapons, promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology to end the growing tensions in the Middle East and Asia.
Addressing ministers and diplomats, António Guterres said, “The future of a new generation depends a lot on your commitments and actions today. Today we have the opportunity to face this fundamental test and face the shadow of nuclear annihilation.” Banish the cloud forever.”
US Secretary of State Anthony Blanken said that North Korea is preparing for its seventh nuclear test. Iran does not seem willing to compromise on the 2015 nuclear deal to curb its nuclear program. And Russia is carrying out unbridled and dangerous actions in Ukraine.
He also mentioned the warning of Russian President Vladimir Putin in this regard, which he gave after the attack on Ukraine on February 24. Blanken said the president of nuclear-armed Russia had threatened that “if anyone tries to intervene, he will suffer consequences he has never seen.”
German Foreign Minister Annalina Bierbock also criticized Moscow and said that by attacking its neighboring country, the achievements of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty of the past five decades have also been jeopardized.