The UN warned: the world is “un aware of nuclear annihilation” | El Mundo | DW

In his speech at the opening of the revision conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, assured this Monday (01.08.2022) that the world is “a single misunderstanding or an error de calculo de la aniquilación nuclear”, por lo que demandó a las potencias atómicas acuerdos para reducir esta grave amenaza.

“Humanity runs the risk of forgetting the lessons forged in the terrifying flames of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” said the head of the United Nations, who at the same time lamented that in a moment of strong geopolitical tensions and distrust, countries are moving away from disarmament. y, en su lugar, busquen “una falsa sensación de seguridad” gastando “centos de thousands de millones de dolares en armas del fin del mundo que no tienen cabida en nuestro planeta”.

“We have had una extraordinary luck until now. But luck is not es una strategy ni un escudo para impedir que las tensiones geopoliticas degeneren en conflicto nuclear”, added Guterres, who estimated that the danger that lives the planet “was not seen since the apogee de la Guerra Fría”. Por lo mismo, instó a la humanidad a “que se deshaga de sus nuclear arms”.

He will visit Hiroshima

Guterres recalled that at the moment there are almost 13,000 nuclear weapons stored and recalcó el riesgo que eso plantea ante crisis como las que se viven en Ukraine, en Middle Oriente o en la peninsula de Corea. But, the conference (which is celebrated every five years, although the year of 2020 was postponed due to the pandemic) is an opportunity to agree on measures that help avert disaster and lead the world to a nuclear-arms-free future.

Tras lamar a seguir negociando las questiones atómicas en Medio Oriente -in referencia a Irán- y en Asia -por el case de Corea del Norte-, assured that “eliminar las armas nucleares es la única garantía de que nunca se utilizarán”. Then, precisó que en unos días visitará Hiroshima con motivo del aniversario del bombardeo nuclear.

DZC (EFE, AFP)

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