Guterres for Zaporizhia: The attacks against nuclear power plants are suicidal

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today called any attack on nuclear power plants “suicidal” and called for an end to military operations around him in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, to allow the International Organization to gain access to it. of Atomic Energy (IAEA).

“Any attack against nuclear power plants is suicidal,” Mr Guterres said during a news conference in Tokyo.

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“I hope these attacks will come to an end. At the same time, I hope the IAEA will be able to gain access to the station” in Zaporizhia, Europe’s largest, the theater of shelling since Friday between the Russian and Ukrainian combatants, who have been exchanging accusations about them , he added.

For a week now, the UN Secretary-General has not stopped expressing concern about the dangers posed to humanity by “a misunderstanding” or “an error of judgment” that could lead to “nuclear annihilation”, as he warned on August 1 in speech in New York.

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On August 6, on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, he said that humanity is “playing with a loaded gun” against the backdrop of current crises of nuclear proportions.

Also referring on Monday to the Sino-American tensions over Taiwan, around which the Chinese armed forces held their largest military exercises in history, Mr Guterres spoke of a “sensitive issue”, called for “restraint” and “de-escalation”.

“It is extremely important in the coming days,” he said from Tokyo.

China has moved on to high schools after a visit to the island last week by the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Beijing considers Taiwan, an autonomous island of 23 million people, an integral part of its territory, a breakaway province destined to be reunited with the mainland in the future, even by force if necessary.


Source: Capital

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