The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned of the risk of re-use of nuclear weapons this Friday, and has urged states to ban it as the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings approaches.
“The 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings comes when the risk of using nuclear weapons has reached unprecedented levels since the end of the Cold War. The incidence of military incidents with nuclear-weapon states has increased and its allies and states with nuclear arsenals have specifically threatened to deploy them, “the organization said in a statement.
The ICRC has ensured that agreements to clear existing stocks are “abandoned” as new nuclear weapons continue to be developed, which they believe can lead to a new arms race.
It has also been suggested that these events increase the urgency for the international community to make “efforts” to ban and eliminate these “unacceptable weapons”.