Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Nuclear Threat, Humanitarian Crisis, Climate Change World’s Worst Crises: UN Chief

Nuclear Threat, Humanitarian Crisis, Climate Change World’s Worst Crises: UN Chief

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was moved on Tuesday to condemn the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) recent nuclear test, sectarianism in Myanmar and to issue a call to "get serious" on climate change after unprecedented natural disasters spanning the globe.
On the DPRK, he told reporters at UN Headquarters, "Let us promote the dialogue and the communication necessary to avoid miscalculation and misunderstanding" that confrontation "may lead to unintended consequences."
The UN chief spoke on three most pressing issues the world faces in the run up to UN General Assembly annual General Debate that opens in two weeks.
Guterres said, "The solution must be political," and warned, "the potential consequences of military action are too horrific."
"As Secretary-General, I'm ready to support any efforts toward a peaceful solution of this alarming situation," he said.
When asked what is the most serious threat in today's world, the UN chief said it was "the nuclear threat in relation to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea."
He condemned the latest nuclear missile tests by the DPRK, saying they are profoundly destabilizing regional and international security."
Guterres endorsed Security Council unity, calling it "crucial in addressing the crisis and that unity also creates an opportunity to engage diplomatically to decrease tensions, increase confidence and prevent any escalation." (Xinhua)