No one can win a nuclear war, according to the world’s largest nuclear power. Indeed, representatives from the United States, Russia, China, France, and the United Kingdom, have recognized that in the advent of a nuclear war, no one will come out on top. This unusual joint statement comes amid mounting worries that World War III might erupt.
Recognizing this worrying fact, these nuclear powers set aside their disagreements and vowed to limit the spread of nuclear weapons in order to avoid a devastating nuclear war. They promised to collaborate in order to avert a World War III that would be difficult to win for any country.
A new nuclear arms race, according to a joint declaration, would put everyone in danger and benefit no one.
Earlier this week, the Kremlin had already released a joint statement declaring: “that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be undertaken.”
“Considering the potential repercussions of nuclear power, we also believe that nuclear weapons should be employed for defensive reasons, to discourage aggression, and to avoid war for as long as they are still in existence,” the statement continues.
The English version of the White House statement went on to describe the nations’ shared aim of establishing an environment of security, which was discussed further in the statement.
The Secretary-General further emphasized the necessity of addressing nuclear threats, as well as the need of upholding and honoring nonproliferation, disarmament, and arms control treaties.
The revelation comes after the United Nations (UN) postponed a crucial nuclear weapons conference due to an increase in coronavirus infections. Negotiators were to examine the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in order to prevent atomic weapons from being developed and deployed.
As long as they maintained their efforts toward the ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons, all states were granted permission to keep their stockpiles indefinitely. Russia tops the list with a nuclear arsenal of 6,375 weapons, followed closely by the United States with a nuclear arsenal of 5,800 weapons.
There are worries that the rivals’ feuds might evolve into a nuclear war as a result of the billions of dollars being spent on cutting-edge military systems by the two countries.
The United Kingdom and the United States had rallied around Ukraine and promised to stand by them if Russia attacked, despite a major build-up of soldiers on the border with Russia.
Although President Putin has threatened to attack and start World War III if Joe Biden does not comply with his demands, analysts warn that the two men will engage intense conversations on Thursday, which will be the first time they meet in person.
According to reports, Putin’s S-550 satellite destroyer missile, which is capable of taking down “space weaponry,” has been placed into service, escalating the country’s war games even further.
However, President Joe Biden warned that any action against Ukraine will result in penalties on the plant as well as an increase in the United States’ presence in Europe.
As a result of the escalation of hostilities between the United States and China, particularly over Taiwan, there is renewed concern that a global war is on the horizon.
As part of its territorial expansion, Beijing has threatened to conquer Taiwan one day, using force if necessary, but the United States has maintained its support for the island’s independence from China.
China’s foreign ministry warned last week that the United States’ backing “not only puts Taiwan in an incredibly perilous scenario, but it also sets the United States in an uncomfortable financial and diplomatic position.”
Because of the hostile relationship between Russia and China and the United States, worries have been raised regarding the prospect of the two countries joining forces to seize control of the world’s most powerful country.
Experts have warned that the globe is on the verge of a disastrous war as a result of the many disputes.
The announcement of the statement was met with jubilation in Russia, with the Foreign Ministry expressing the expectation that “the acceptance of such a political declaration would contribute to the reduction of the level of international tensions.”
Chinese state media also stated that Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu praised the promise, saying it “would contribute to the strengthening of mutual trust and the replacement of rivalry between major countries with coordination and cooperation.”
The United States, Russia, China, France, and the United Kingdom are all permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.