International tensions are skyrocketing – Washington’s concerns about the growing tensions between the White House and the Kremlin over the crisis on Ukraine’s eastern border, and Beijing’s increasingly explicit expansionist intentions, beginning with the threat to Taiwan, come at a very subtle moment. It is signed by the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and China, sowing the seeds of resistance among the powers that be.
To prevent the spread of nuclear weapons – The big five are working to “prevent further spread” of nuclear and weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The meetings should have taken place in New York this month, but UN leaders have decided to postpone the appointment to a later date for epidemic security reasons.
1970 Agreement – This agreement was ratified by 191 countries in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995. By joining, the non-nuclear-weapon states promised not to build them, and the major powers gradually agreed to arm themselves. In fact, India, Pakistan and North Korea have openly admitted to possessing or testing nuclear weapons, while Israel is said to possess at least 200 atomic bombs.
Look at a world without nuclear weapons – The goal is to write five permanent members, “a world without nuclear weapons”. “We also consider that the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons should be such that, as long as they exist, they serve only for defensive, preventive and combat purposes. We firmly believe in the need to prevent the spread of these weapons.”
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