Since Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing risk of nuclear war is highest: UNIDIR

United Nations’ Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Director Renata Dwan said Tuesday risk of nuclear war is currently to the highest level globally since the end of World War II.

Since Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing risk of nuclear war is highest: UNIDIR

Talking to news agency Reuters the UNIDIR head added since 1945 when Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed the risk for the use of nuclear weapons today is greatest.

Earlier 122 nations called complete ban of such nuclear weapons across the world.

About the call Dwan said, “I think that it’s genuinely a call to recognize — and this has been somewhat missing in the media coverage of the issues — that the risks of nuclear war are particularly high now.”

She said UN Security Council seems not doing enough to mitigate global nuclear weapons risk and it is an urgent question how to act on such risk and how to manage the risk.

The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is supported by at least 100 nations includes the countries which do not possess the nuclear weapons. Twenty-three nations have ratified it and more support is required as fifty nations support is needed to take effect.

Meanwhile, United States has advocated against the treaty along with other nuclear powers including China and Russia.

Paul Linus