Nuclear-War Risk Minimized in Rare Statement by Weapon States

January 2, 2022

The world’s leading nuclear-weapons states — China, France, Russia, the U.S. and U.K. — banded together on Monday to issue a rare joint statement pledging to dial down the risk that an unwinnable nuclear war might ever break out.

“We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,”

they said in the statement.

“We intend to continue seeking bilateral and multilateral diplomatic approaches to avoid military confrontations, strengthen stability and predictability, increase mutual understanding and confidence and prevent an arms race that would benefit none and endanger all.”

The declaration follows last week’s United Nations decision to postpone a key arms-control meeting in New York next month because of rising Covid-19 infections. The urgency to reduce the risks posed by weapons of mass destruction has come into greater focus amid recent talks designed to lower tensions between the White House and Kremlin, which administer the world’s biggest nuclear arsenals.

On the face of it this looks like a very positive statement – nations affirming that nuclear war should never be fought. But actually this statement has only been rushed out because of the fear this could possibly happen!

We are closer to major conflict than many are aware. Just before Christmas, Dmitry Kiselyov, a media mogul known as Putin’s mouthpiece, warned US-led aggression could lead to a nuclear war. He told NATO to back off, adding:

“Otherwise, everyone will be turned into radioactive ash”.

It is highly possible that at some point nuclear weapons are used. It is hard to imagine – but

“the heart of man is desperately wicked.”

Its wickedness knows no bounds….

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, (2 Peter 3:10-11)

Andy Walton

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