Guterres urges countries to destroy nuclear stocks completely

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is the only guarantee that this kind of weaponry is never used anymore, UN leader says
08:04, 9 August 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Complete destruction of nuclear weapon stocks worldwide is the only guarantee that it will not be used again. Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General posted this on his Twitter page.

"I am deeply concerned by the lack of progress towards the goal of a nuclear-free world. I call on all States that possess nuclear weapons to adopt risk reduction measures, individually & jointly. The only guarantee against the use of nuclear weapons is their total elimination", reads the message.

Related: China builds 200 new nuclear missile silos

Earlier, we reported that China has been constructing over 200 new silos for nuclear missiles. 

Financial Times quotes Chinese nuclear arms experts who claim that the construction yard for these silos makes 800 square kilometers, which is the most significant expansion of Chinese nuclear stock in the entire history.

"China is building ten times more silos for ICBMs than it has now", reads the story.

According to the outlet, such increase of current number of missiles will let Beijing surpass the Russian arsenal of ICBMs and make the half of U.S. nuclear stock. 

Related: North Korea continues developing nuclear programs in 2021, - UN

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