FAST FIVE: UN Arms Chief Warns: Nuclear War Is Closer Than Its Ever Been Since WW2
“How we think about that, and how we act on that risk and the management of that risk, seems to me a pretty significant and urgent question that isn't reflected fully in the (U.N.) Security Council,” she told Reuters according to The Hill.
The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which is backed by a group that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, is currently supported by more than 100 nations, most of which do not have any nuclear weapons anyway.
It has been ratified by 23 countries out of the 50 it requires to take effect.
Again, even if it “takes effect,” large players such as the United States, Russia, and China could defy the ban and still start a nuclear war.
The US, which has advocated against the proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world, has opposed the treaty, as do other nuclear powers such as Russia and China.