UN chief warns of ‘nuclear annihilation’

SpaceWar.com reports: “UN head Antonio Guterres warned Monday that a misunderstanding could spark nuclear destruction as the United States, Britain and France urged Russia to stop ‘its dangerous nuclear rhetoric and behaviour.’

At the opening of a key nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference in New York, Guterres warned that the world faced ‘a nuclear danger not seen since the height of the Cold War.’

Citing Russia’s war with Ukraine and tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the Middle East, Guterres said he feared that crises ‘with nuclear undertones’ could escalate.

‘Today, humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,’ Guterres told the tenth review conference of the NPT, an international treaty that came into force in 1970 to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons…”

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