UN disarmament representative warns: nuclear arms race threatens the world again

 UN disarmament representative warns: nuclear arms race threatens the world again

According to the associated press on February 27, zhongmanquan did not name any country, but she clearly refers to the United States and Russia. The relationship between countries - especially those with nuclear weapons - has broken down, she told the UN Security Council

The so-called big power competition is commonplace, she said. Division, mistrust and a lack of dialogue are increasingly becoming the norm.

Reported that since Russias annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia US relations have been at a low point after the cold war.

In 2019, both countries withdrew from the 1987 intermediate range missile treaty, which the United States said was violated by Russia, while the Kremlin denied. Russia said that the United States also does not seem willing to renew the new strategic arms reduction treaty, the only treaty currently providing for the number of strategic nuclear weapons deployed by the two countries, which will expire in 2021.

According to the report, U.S. Defense Secretary mark esper has trumpeted a plan of hundreds of billions of dollars aimed at thoroughly modernizing the U.S. nuclear arsenal to catch up with Russia. At the end of December 2019, Russian Defense Minister reported to President Putin that a new intercontinental weapon with 27 times the speed of sound has been put into service, which has enhanced the countrys nuclear strike capability.

For the first time since the 1970s, the spectre of an unconstrained nuclear race has been hanging over us, he warned

We are witnessing a race on the quality of nuclear armaments - not based on the number of weapons, but on their speed, stealth and accuracy, she said. Regional conflicts on the nuclear dimension are intensifying and proliferation challenges are not abating.

The report pointed out that the meeting of the Security Council was convened at the request of Germany to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the non proliferation of nuclear weapons on March 5, and to support the upcoming meeting aimed at reviewing and advancing the objectives of the treaty, which will be held from April 27 to May 22.

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