Prospect of nuclear war ‘higher in generations’: UN.


In a world defined by ‘competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritised over the pursuit of diplomacy’, the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is ‘higher than it has been in generations,’ the Security Council said.The warning came from Izumi Nakamitsu, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, in a meeting convened in support of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), ahead of the next conference to review the historic accord, scheduled for 2020.The NPT, which entered into force in 1970, represents the only multilateral, binding commitment to the goal of disarmament by the States which officially stockpile nuclear weapons


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