UN chief concerned of nuclear risks

(VOVWORLD) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the world is living “in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe,” fueled by growing distrust and tensions between the nuclear powers.

UN chief concerned of nuclear risks  - ảnh 1UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (Photo: VNA)

He told a high-level meeting to commemorate the recent International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons that progress on ridding the world of nuclear weapons has stalled and is at risk of backsliding. Guterres said strains between countries that possess nuclear weapons have increased nuclear risks.

Total elimination of nuclear weapons has long been a top UN priority since its founding, particular after the US dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1915.