There are no winners in a nuclear war, so it should never start, says Vladimir Putin Reuters.
The Russian president, according to the Russian state-run news agency RIA Novost This came in the context of a conference to be held in New York in August.
As a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Russia consistently follows the letter and spirit of the Treaty. Putin was quoted by the news agency as saying that our commitments under bilateral agreements with the United States on the reduction and limitation of related arms have also been fulfilled.
– We were lucky
Reuters wrote that the statement was sent in a letter to those who will participate in a conference where the Non-Proliferation Treaty will be one of the topics.
The Non-Proliferation Treaty is the most important international agreement on nuclear weapons. The agreement has three main objectives: non-proliferation, disarmament and the peaceful use of nuclear technology, according to the United Nations Locations.
At the opening of the conference, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, stated that the threat of nuclear war is as real now as it was during the Cold War.
– We’ve been very lucky so far. But luck is not a strategy. It does not protect against geopolitical tensions that could escalate and lead to nuclear war, Guterres said Monday, as he opened a conference of nations that have abandoned the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Only one possibility
The Secretary-General believes that there is only one possibility that nuclear weapons will never be used.
Guterres said the only guarantee that nuclear weapons would never be used was their removal.
There are now approximately 13,000 nuclear weapons in the arsenal worldwide. At the same time, he continued, the risks of proliferation are increasing, and de-escalation mechanisms are weakening.
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