UN disarmament chief: nuclear arms race is threatening world

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief is warning that the specter of an unbridled nuclear arms race is threatening the world for the first time since the 1970s.

That was the height of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

Izumi Nakamitsu  told the U.N. Security Council that relationships, especially nuclear-weapon states, “are fractured.”

She didn’t name any countries but was clearly referring to the U.S. and Russia, and possibly China, Nakamitsu said “so-called great power competition is the order of the day. And she said: “Division, distrust and a dearth of dialogue are increasingly the norm.” 

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(This story was originally published on February 26, 2020)

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