The goal is to prevent atomic weapons from spreading and avoiding nuclear conflict
They issued the statement after the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NPT came into force in 1970.
The statement comes as tensions between Russia and the United States have reached new heights since the Cold War over the Ukrainian crisis.
Also, there is the rise of China’s tensions with the USA that could lead to conflict, notably over the island of Taiwan. Beijing considers Taiwan part of its territory and wants to seize it by force if necessary.
Will the above statement reduce global tensions?
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