A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted today at the United Nations. The treaty was negotiated by more than 130 countries and when put to vote today it received 122 YES, 1 NO (from Netherlands) and Singapore decided not to vote. Interestingly, the 9 countries with actual nuclear weapons did not vote on the treaty and can be presumed not happy with it.
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley criticised the treaty as ill-timed due to the looming threat of North Korea. “We have to be realistic,” Haley said of the treaty in March. “Is there anyone who thinks that North Korea would ban nuclear weapons?” Well on this I can just ask is there anyone who thinks that the U.S. would ban nuclear weapons? A few months back, President Trump said he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the “top of the pack”.
I have to be honest with you on this one, I don’t see North Korea as a threat. I see the U.S. as a bigger threat than any other country can ever be. And President Trump’s tweets equivalent to no less than an ICBM. The U.S. is no less than a bully. Other countries just act as the audience in the school. And maybe, North Korea is actually able to defend itself from this bully, but for the rest of the world “North Korea must face consequences for gearing up against the U.S.”
And it has faced the consequences. Economic, political sanctions and food aid reduced. Does this stop North Korea from building a nuclear missile? No! It just inflicts pain and suffering on the citizens of the nation.
Oh yes! Why not? And they have been there for the past two decades but then what’s the fun in that for the U.S. They love to impose allegations on every other nation of their choice. I think the best way to negotiate with North Korea is by sending the U.S. away from the round table. The United Nations, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and maybe India or Singapore who happen to have good relations with North Korea, trade wise and diplomatic too. But the thing is stopping North Korea from having nuclear weapons is no solution. We need worldwide nuclear disarmament.
We have to be realistic
It is not about a single nation. It is not about North Korea, or a dictator being present in this so-called “free world”. Government officials are loyal to the dictator… and let us just be honest that is exactly the thing President Trump asked from James Comey.
The treaty signed today is a big step yet looks so small because no nation with nuclear weapons would agree to it. But public pressure and the treaty’s widespread acceptance may make these nine nations (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States, India, North Korea, Pakistan, and Israel) rethink their position. I have this feeling that it will be the United Kingdom, France and India who will become nuclear disarmed first among these nine nations. Followed by Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, China and Russia. Last but not the least, the U.S. may not even do that! Well, we can’t trust them any longer. Their list of proxy wars just keeps on increasing… the Chinese Civil War, the Greek Civil War, Vietnam, Iran, Myanmar, the Korean War, and the double standards in the Middle East.
It can prove to be a great option if we leave the U.S. out of all negotiations. Why not isolate their government (not people)? Maybe the U.S. should stop acting like world police and also a preacher of human rights. And maybe the world needs to start taking a stand against the U.S.
Source for the News: New York Times.