UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the world is “one miscalculation away from n*****r annihilation”.
“We have been extraordinarily lucky so far. But luck is not a strategy. Nor is it a shield from geopolitical tensions boiling over into n*****r conflict,” Guterres said at the start of a conference of countries belonging to the nuclear NonProliferation Treaty (NPT).“
Today, humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,” he added, before calling on nations to “put humanity on a new path towards a world free of n*****r weapons.”
Guterres’s comments came at the start of the 10th review conference of the NPT, an international treaty that came into force in 1970 to prevent the spread of n*****r weapons.
The meeting, held at the UN’s headquarters in New York, has been postponed several times since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will run until August 26.