United Nations, Ep. UN Disarmament Chief Izumi Nakamitsu warned that the renewed nuclear weapons race would prove to be very dangerous for the world. The situation has deteriorated for the first time since the Cold War in the seventh decade of the twentieth century. At that time, nuclear weapons competition started in the then Soviet Union and America.
Izumi did not name any country but his gesture was for America, Russia, and China. He said the mutual relations of large nations endowed with nuclear power have derailed. Competition has started in countries called so-called superpowers. The situation has worsened due to division, mistrust and communication gap.
Since Crimea’s separation from Ukraine in 2014, relations between Russia and the United States have been very tense. Last year, the two countries announced their separation from the nuclear treaty. This treaty was signed in 1987. The two countries are not even talking about a new treaty on the deployment of strategic nuclear weapons, while the old treaty will end in early 2021.
In the budget proposal tabled in the US Parliament on February 11, US Defense Minister Mark Asper has made billions of dollars for the modernization of nuclear weapons and improving the system related to it. Along with Russia, America is also cautious about China and wants to prepare its nuclear stock.
At the same time, in December last year, the Russian Defense Minister told President Vladimir Putin that a new nuclear missile flying at 27 times the speed of sound has been deployed. Izumi warned that the new weapons would be very lethal as they would be very fast, secret and accurate. Because of this, the situation will be very bad at the time of regional conflict.