Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns Nuclear War A 'Tantrum Away'

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns Nuclear War A 'Tantrum Away'

Announcing this year's victor of the prestigious prize in October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee hailed ICAN's work to "draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons" and its "groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".

A victor of one of this year's Nobel Peace Prizes warned Sunday that a "moment of panic" could lead to nuclear war and mass destruction. In turn, ICAN chose to have Thurlow, one of the last living survivors of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, receive the award along with its executive director.

"Australia regards the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons as the cornerstone of global non-proliferation and disarmament efforts". She was made a member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her work emphasizing the cataclysmic humanitarian consequences of war and the need for peace. He said he didn't think anyone in the movement against nuclear weapons "could have held a better or more well-articulated speech about why it's so important to get rid of nuclear weapons". But there was no Canadian delegation present to hear it.

Although, Fihn didn't call out anyone specifically, she left little room for doubt as to whom she was referring when she said, "A moment of panic or carelessness, a misconstrued comment or bruised ego could easily lead us unavoidably to the destruction of entire cities". We in the WCC are proud of being their partner.

Canada's government did refrain.

Thurlow called on Japan, which was among the nations to boycott the treaty, to sign the ban.

The Canadian government offers a rationale and an alternative.

He's been accused of desiring a new nuclear arms race and once told his secretary of state not to waste time negotiating with North Korea, whose leader he dubbed "Little Rocket Man". Trudeau went as far as to deem the treaty "sort of useless" in Parliament, even before negotiations concluded and the contours of the treaty finalized. There are two problems with this approach.

Al Jazeera: How has nuclear weapons testing impacted global health? "There is only one way to prevent the use of nuclear weapons - prohibit and eliminate them", she said.

Neither Kim nor Trump has dismissed the idea of war.

This leaves Canada in a tight spot. Al Jazeera reporter James Bays asked her in a followup interview published Monday.

Talking about Trump has occasionally been a challenge for Fihn, who argues that global catastrophe is inevitable as long as any nation keeps nuclear weapons. The award comes amid heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea over the latter's development of nuclear weapons.

"Every country with nuclear weapons is modernising their arsenal".

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