UN chief urges end to ‘era of nuclear blackmail’

SpaceWar.com reports: “UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres renewed his call Monday for the global abolition of nuclear weapons as concerns grow over Russia’s threat to use them in the Ukraine war.

‘Decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we can hear once again the rattling of nuclear sabers,’ Guterres told a special General Assembly session on nuclear disarmament.

‘Let me be clear — the era of nuclear blackmail must end,’ he said.

‘The idea that any country could fight and win a nuclear war is deranged. Any use of a nuclear weapon would incite a humanitarian Armageddon,’ he said.

‘Without eliminating nuclear weapons, there can be no peace.’…”

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