UN chief at Geneva Conference asks Countries should not go into Nuclear Arms Race blindly

UN chief at Geneva Conference asks Countries should not go into Nuclear Arms Race blindly. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre.

WCD Times: In Geneva, UN Chief António Guterres calls states should blind walk on Nuclear Arms Race. His comments comes-in when US President Donald Trump and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un about to meet in Vietnam this week.

The UN chief said. “Key components of the international arms control architecture are collapsing, The continued use of chemical weapons with impunity is driving new proliferation. Thousands of civilian lives continue to be lost, because of illicit small arms and the use in urban areas of explosive weapons designed for open battlefields.” In addition, new weapon technologies were intensifying risks “in ways we do not yet understand and cannot even imagine”, the UN Secretary-General added.

Highlighting the dangers of allowing the 1988 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between Russia and the US & Russia to lapse, the UN chief warned that the European States would be among the first where any insecurity “will be keenly felt”.

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