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Humanity is one misstep away from nuclear annihilation: United Nations

2 August 2022 10:47 AM
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Refilwe Moloto interviews international correspondent Adam Gilchrist.

Humanity is one misstep away from nuclear annihilation, warned United Nations secretary general António Guterres at a nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference in New York on Monday.

“We have been extraordinarily lucky so far,” said Guterres.

“But luck is not a strategy. The world faces a nuclear danger not seen since the height of the cold war.”

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Attendees of the conference urged Russia to stop its “dangerous nuclear rhetoric and behaviour”.

Russia put its nuclear forces on alert shortly after it invaded Ukraine on 24 February.

Refilwe Moloto interviewed international correspondent Adam Gilchrist (scroll up to listen).

The world is a mistake away from nuclear war… one misunderstanding away from pushing the button…

Adam Gilchrist, international correspondent

Is it just luck that has kept us away from that [nuclear holocaust]? … It’s impossible to believe that a human being with even half a brain would start a nuclear war, and yet… one little mistake, and bang!

Adam Gilchrist, international correspondent

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Humanity is one misstep away from nuclear annihilation: United Nations




2 August 2022 10:47 AM
Tags:
Russia
Nuclear weapons
Nuclear war
Adam Gilchrist
Refilwe Moloto
Nuclear holocaust
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
War in Ukraine

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