UN Says Humanity Is on the Brink of Annihilation With Threat of Nuclear War at Its Highest in 40 Years

HUMANITY is on the brink of “nuclear annihilation” with the threat reaching its highest boiling point in forty years, a top UN chief has warned.

The nuclear arms race has the globe teetering “unacceptably close” to mass atomic destruction, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

He urged nations that have “stockpiled nearly 14,000 nuclear weapons” to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty to avoid an international crisis.

It comes as wealthy countries continue to show off a string of advanced destructive arms that could result in catastrophic conflict.

He addressed the issue in a powerful tweet pleading with global powers.

“Now is the time to lift the cloud of nuclear conflict for good, eliminate nuclear weapons from our world, and usher in a new era of trust and peace,” he wrote.

The recent alliance formed between the US, UK and Australia has only heightened fears World War Three could erupt.

The United Nations boss previously raised concerns about the likes of China, North Korea and the US, among a string of other countries, not yet endorsing the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

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Source: the Sun