World’s top 5 nuclear powers pledge to avoid nuclear war

On Monday, 3rd January 2022, five of the world’s largest nuclear powers including China, US, UK, France, and Russia signed the statement and pledged to work together for creating a world without nuclear arms.

 

“We believe that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented. A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” said the statement signed by these countries.

Additionally, these countries pledged that they will never use a nuclear weapon in any kind of conflict in the future. 

 

China, Russia, the US, the UK, and France are the permanent members of the UN security council. 

 

UN states that nuclear weapons are the most dangerous weapons on earth. 

Because it can destroy a whole city, jeopardize natural resources, endanger living beings, cause long-term catastrophic effects, and erase millions of population. No need to elaborate because we have seen the devastating effects of nuclear weapons before.

Simply, using nuclear weapons will cause mass destruction. 

World's top 5 nuclear powers pledge to avoid nuclear war

 

These five nuclear powers are also known as P5 released the statement by announcing that they will create a secure environment and other countries must follow the same path to create a world without nuclear weapons.

 

 

The five countries pledged to follow the practices of the 1970 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) “to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and nuclear disarmament.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said “Given the importance and self-sufficiency of this joint statement, the nuclear powers decided not to delay its publication.”

 

 

Spokesman of Kremlin, Russia Dmitry Peskov said that “the statement was negotiated through diplomatic channels” and “comprehensively reflects the positions of the parties and the leaders.”

 

The statement that a “nuclear war cannot be won” was identical to the language used by the US and Russian Presidents, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin after their June summit in Switzerland.

 

World's top 5 nuclear powers pledge to avoid nuclear war

 

Fu Cong, the director-general of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s arms control department said “Nuclear weapons are the ultimate deterrence. They are not for warfighting. By saying that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought shows that this is an understanding shared by all the P5. So it is important that we have this in mind while we talk about the tension.”

“This applies everywhere and it applies with our bad relations with the US … This is something that we hope could reduce tension, and it would help clarify certain misunderstandings,” he added.

 

According to the Arms Control Association (ACA), Russia have the world’s biggest accumulation of nuclear warheads which is around 6,255. 

The second position goes to the US which is around 5,550 nuclear warheads. China has a stockpile of 35 warheads, France has 290 and the UK has 225.

“We underline our desire to work with all states to create a security environment more conducive to progress on disarmament,” the statement said.

 

Now, they’ve decided to put their weapon down, thus making the world free from nuclear wars.

 

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