"Nuclear Shadow Descends Again," Says UN Secretary-General

07/08/2023 - 20:32
Source: news.un.org
Source: news.un.org

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called upon nations to commit to a complete abandonment of nuclear weaponry. This appeal was voiced by the head of the organization during the 78th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Sarbaz.kz reports this development with reference to the official UN website.

"The drums of nuclear war beat once more. Distrust and fragmentation are on the rise. We are once again engulfed by the nuclear shadow that loomed over us during the Cold War. Certain nations, once more, recklessly brandish the nuclear sword, threatening to employ this instrument of annihilation," states the official UN website.

Guterres urged countries to entirely renounce nuclear arms, underscoring that nuclear disarmament remains a paramount goal of the United Nations.

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, established in 1968, stands as one of the few international agreements signed by both nuclear and non-nuclear states, with the aim of preventing the spread of this most devastating armament.

Following its enforcement in 1970, the treaty garnered the participation of 191 countries, marking the largest number of signatories for any arms limitation accord.

At the core of the treaty lies the concept that non-nuclear states commit to never acquiring such weaponry, while nuclear-armed states agree to share the benefits of nuclear technology, simultaneously exerting efforts towards disarmament and the elimination of nuclear arsenals.



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