The five members of the Security Council, the United States, China, Russia, Great Britain and France, as well as Ireland, pledged on Monday to “prevent the spread of nuclear weapons”.
In a joint statement prior to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference, he stressed that no nuclear war should ever be fought because it would have no profit.
He also pointed to the possibility of using nuclear weapons, provided they exist for defensive purposes, deterrents and to prevent war.
Stop the arms race
Furthermore, he stressed his deep and firm belief in the need to prevent the wider spread of these weapons. Reiterated the importance of addressing nuclear threats and the need to preserve and comply with bilateral and multilateral agreements and commitments in non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament matters.
“We remain committed to fulfilling our obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, including those contained in Article VI, to continue negotiations in good faith on effective measures related to the cessation of nuclear weapons and the arms race, “he said in the statement.
During negotiations with Iran, suspected of wanting to acquire an atomic bomb, these five nuclear powers, according to the AFP, stressed their “desire to work with all countries to create a security environment that allows for further progress. in terms of disarmament, with the ultimate goal of a world free from nuclear weapons.
After the release of the statement, Russia commented tale commitment, expressing the hope that the agreement on nuclear powers will help to ease the “tension” in around the world, while noting the need for a summit of permanent members of the UN Security Council. “We hope that, in the current difficult circumstances of international security, the approval of this political declaration will help reduce the level of tension in the world,” the State Department said. in a note.
For its part, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti news agency that Moscow still considers a summit between the world’s major nuclear powers “necessary”.
This comes as fears grow behind the scenes of the international community that countries are heading into a secret nuclear arms race. in particularly with the strained relations between the United States and Russia on the one hand and Iran on the other!
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