The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, stated on Monday that the prospect of nuclear conflict had resurfaced after decades, urging nuclear states to commit to not using nuclear weapons first.

Any attack on a nuclear power plant is “suicidal thing” Guterres stated in response to news of resumed Russian bombardment of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia facility, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. more info

Guterres said at a news conference in Tokyo on Saturday after visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic attack. more info

He also urged Japan to stop public and private financing of coal plants in order to meet the country’s goals to reduce fossil fuel emissions.

Source: Reuters


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