UN: Highest risk of nuclear weapons use

The deliberate use of nuclear weapons is the highest since the Cold War.

Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Izumi Nakamitsu made a statement to this effect.

“We are seeing a lack of dialogue and decreased transparency. The arms control regime continues to erode,” Nakamitsu said.

The biggest risk, she said, is the risk of misreading the parties’ signals and escalation. The UN believes that the best solution to eliminate nuclear risks would be to eliminate such weapons.