Tags: donald trump | kim jong un | north korea | united states | missiles | nuclear missiles

'Death of Millions One Tiny Tantrum Away,' Nobel Prize Winner Warns

'Death of Millions One Tiny Tantrum Away,' Nobel Prize Winner Warns

Beatrice Fihn, the executive of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).(AP)

By    |   Sunday, 10 December 2017 07:10 PM

"The deaths of millions may be one tiny tantrum away," ICAN's executive director Beatrice Fihn said on Sunday in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the BBC reported.

"A moment of panic" could lead to the "destruction of cities and the deaths of millions of civilians" from nuclear weapons, Fihn said, adding that the risk of such weapons being used was greater today than during the Cold War."

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a group of hundreds of non-governmental organizations formed in 2007 to highlight the humanitarian risk of nuclear weapons, has pushed for a global treaty to ban them.

ICAN's campaign for such an agreement resulted in a UN treaty being adopted in July this year under which nations committed to never “develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons,” according to the Guardian.

After 123 countries voted for the treaty at the UN General Assembly in July, 56 have signed up to it and three have ratified it.

The selection of Ican for the Nobel Peace Prize came amid heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons and the divisive rhetoric of the leaders of the two countries.

"We have a choice, the end of nuclear weapons or the end of us," Fihn stressed.

North Korea added to tensions by launching a new intercontinental ballistic missile last month.

The missile reportedly traveled nearly 2,800 miles high and for a distance of more than 600 miles. Pyongyang said the missile is capable of reaching the entire American mainland.

Related stories:

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
"The deaths of millions may be one tiny tantrum away," Ican's executive director Beatrice Fihn said on Sunday in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the BBC reported.
donald trump, kim jong un, north korea, united states, missiles, nuclear missiles
284
2017-10-10
Sunday, 10 December 2017 07:10 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved