Published on Sep 19, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has warned the world leaders that the accelerated development of nuclear weapons by the North Korea is fast threatening the world with nuclear war.
He said: “the most pressing threat to international peace and security today is the accelerated nuclear weapons development programme by North Korea. Since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, we have never come so close to the threat of nuclear war as we have now.”
President Buhari, in his address today, Tuesday, to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States of America, warned that all necessary pressure and diplomatic efforts must be brought to bear on North Korea to accept peaceful resolution of the crisis.
“As Hiroshima and Nagasaki painfully remind us, if we fail, the catastrophic and devastating human loss and environmental degradation cannot be imagined.
“Nigeria proposes a strong UN delegation to urgently engage the North Korean Leader. The delegation, led by the Security Council, should include members from all the regions.
“The crisis in the Korean peninsula underscores the urgency for all member states, guided by the spirit of enthroning a safer and more peaceful world, to ratify without delay the Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, which will be open for signature here tomorrow.”
Buhari cautioned that while the international community grapples to resolve the conflicts around the world: “we must be mindful and focus on the widening inequalities within societies, and the gap between the rich and the poor nations. “These inequalities and gaps are part of the underlining root causes of competition for resources, frustration and anger leading to spiralling instability.
The Nigerian strong man assured the world that his country would remain committed to the foundational principles and goals of the United Nations.
“Since our admission as a member state in 1960, we have always participated in all efforts to bring about global peace, security and development. “Nigeria will continue to support the UN in all its efforts, including the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
Sep 03, 2015