The United Nations has called for “wipe off the face of the earth” 13,000 nuclear weapons.
This was announced by the Secretary General UN António Guterres in Hiroshima. He warns the world:
“Crisis with serious nuclear overtones are spreading rapidly – from the Middle East to the Korean Peninsula, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… Humanity is playing with a loaded gun. Almost 13,000 nuclear weapons are stored in arsenals around the world, but they must be wiped off the face of the earth forever “.
Guterres stressed that a new arms race is gaining momentum, world leaders are increasing stockpiles of nuclear weapons worth hundreds of billions of dollars. He called on countries that possess nuclear weapons to commit themselves “not to be the first to use them.” And also to assure other states that they will not threaten or use nuclear weapons against them. During the ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the UN Secretary General said:
“Nuclear weapons are nonsense. Three-quarters of a century later, we must wonder what we learned from the mushroom cloud that hovered over this city in 1945. Today, from this sacred territory, I call on the parties to the treaty to work urgently to eliminate stockpiles that threaten our future, to strengthen dialogue, diplomacy and negotiations, and to support my disarmament agenda by eliminating these means of destruction. We must always be mindful of the horrors of Hiroshima, recognizing that there is only one solution to the nuclear threat: no nuclear weapons at all.”
Earlier, China called on all states of the world to conclude a general treaty on the non-first use of nuclear weapons.