World must prevent new war: UN


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the world leaders to renew dialog and prevent the start of a new war. “I have been following the recent rise in global tensions with great concern,” Guterres said in his statement to reporters. “I am in constant contact with leading officials around the world. My message is simple and clear: Stop escalation. Exercise maximum restraint. Re-start dialogue. Renew international cooperation,” the Secretary-General said. “Let us not forget the terrible human suffering caused by war,” he noted. “It is our common duty to avoid it,” Guterres added.
The geopolitical strain across the globe is at the high, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.The New Year has begun with our world in turmoil,” Guterres said in his statement to reporters after the killing of Iranian genera Qasem Soleimani and Iran’s termination of their nuclear deal commitments. “Geopolitical tensions are at their highest level this century, he added. This turbulence is escalating. Even nuclear non-proliferation can no longer be taken for granted,” Guterres said.
This cauldron of tensions is leading more and more countries to take unpredicted decisions with unpredictable consequences and a profound risk of miscalculation,” the UN Secretary-General added.

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