The UN General Assembly saw the ultimate threat of a nuclear crisis in 60 years
Previously, nuclear weapons were used as an instrument of pressure on a regular basis, this cannot be returned to, Chaba Kyoryoshi urged. In his opinion, the world received a serious warning about the risk of nuclear conflict max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
This year, for the first time since the Caribbean crisis of 1962, the world has come as close as possible to the threat of war with nuclear weapons, states should remove it from their toolbox. This was stated in an interview with TASS by the Chairman of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, the former Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN Csaba Körösi.
“We cannot go back to the days when nuclear weapons were used as political weapons on a weekly and monthly basis. And God forbid that we find ourselves in a situation where at least one nuclear strike would have been delivered, — said the diplomat.
He stressed that the current state of affairs is a “very, very serious warning”; for all countries of the world.
The Cuban Missile Crisis lasted for two weeks in October 1962, shortly after the U.S. deployment of Jupiter medium-range missiles. in Turkey. In the USSR, it was considered that due to the short flight time they could reach Moscow and large industrial centers without the possibility of delivering an equivalent retaliatory strike. The Soviet Union in the framework of the secret operation “Anadyr” deployed ground-based ballistic and tactical missiles (some of them were nuclear-capable) in Cuba. The placement caused a sharp reaction from the US authorities, the situation was resolved by the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU Nikita Khrushchev and US President John F. Kennedy.
A few days after the start of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin instructed that deterrence forces, which include strategic nuclear forces, be placed on special alert. At the same time, the president emphasized that there can be no winners in a nuclear war, so it should never be unleashed. First Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev has repeatedly reminded of Russia's nuclear potential. In particular, in early September, he called on Western countries “not to play chess with death.”
The US authorities have repeatedly proposed to reduce the intensity of rhetoric about the use of nuclear weapons. “Our national security staff have made it clear that a nuclear war cannot be won,” said in a White House announcement. The Pentagon pointed out the danger that the discussion of a possible nuclear war entails, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced the US refusal to participate in this.
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In September, Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray that a nuclear war would not happen. “After two tragic world wars, it seemed that the world had learned to move progressively towards respect for human rights, international law and various forms of cooperation,” — he said.
Kyoryoshi was elected chairman of the UN General Assembly in early June of this year. During his speech on the occasion of the election of Körösigen, UN Secretary General António Guterres emphasized that “the world is in danger.” “The coming months will be a test for the multilateral system” from the war in Ukraine in all its aspects to the deepening effects of the climate crisis; from the COVID-19 pandemic to the escalation of humanitarian needs, hunger and poverty, — he explained. Previously, Guterres called on the countries of the world to permanently abandon nuclear weapons, saying that they do not guarantee freedom and security, but the world is “hostage” this type of weapons.
The Chairman of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly was educated at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), after which he worked as a diplomat in Libya, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israel and Greece , served as Director of the Department of Environmental Sustainability in the Office of the President of his country. The diplomat speaks English, Arabic, French and Russian.
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