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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:59 PM

Joint Statement of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races

January 14, 2022

The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America consider the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.

We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons—for as long as they continue to exist—should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression and prevent war. We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented.

We reaffirm the importance of addressing nuclear threats and emphasize the importance of preserving and complying with our bilateral and multilateral non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control agreements and commitments. We remain committed to our Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) obligations, including our Article VI obligation “to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.”

We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.

https://www.worldtribune.org/2022/01/joint-statement-of-the-five-nuclear-weapon-states-on-preventing-nuclear-war-and-avoiding-arms-races/


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In wondrous synchronicity, on Sept. 8, 2022, we will be commemorating the 65th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s Declaration for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. On Sept. 8, 1957, in front of the 50,000 youth members in attendance at a Soka Gakkai youth festival, Mr. Toda entrusted all Soka Gakkai youth with the mission to abolish nuclear weapons. He famously declared: “We, the citizens of the world, have an inviolable right to live. Anyone who jeopardizes that right is a devil incarnate, a fiend, a monster.”[2]

https://www.worldtribune.org/2022/01/a-nuclear-war-cannot-be-won/

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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:55 PM

1. And how many of them would use nuclear force if they were being overrun by another country?

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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:59 PM

2. There have been times we have come close.

So I don't know how to answer that, other than to say we all play with fire with such weapons.


Add climate change and the world can look pretty bleak, so we need to keep a sharp focus on trying to remedy this earth.

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