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UN: Risk of using nuclear weapons is high

Headlines 11:52 05 Oct, 2021

The growing hostility between states in the international arena has led to a high risk of using nuclear weapons

UN: Risk of using nuclear weapons is high

In 2020, global military spending rose to about USD 2 trillion, said Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Qazet.az informs.

According to her, the growing hostility between states in the international arena has led to a high risk of using nuclear weapons.

"Not only nuclear weapons but also conventional weapons continue to be a threat to peace. Compared to 2019, global military spending has increased by 2.6% to USD 2 trillion in 2020," Izumi Nakamitsu said.