Any attack on a nuclear power plant is a “suicide mission”.
This is the warning issued by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterreyes, in Japan; following last week’s bombing of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
“Any attack on a nuclear plant is a suicide mission.and I hope that those attacks end, and at the same time I hope that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can access the plant, and do a review,” Guterres said.
Both Moscow and kyiv accuse each other of the attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant last Friday, which caused the shutdown of one of the reactors. The secretary general He did not want to point out anyone responsible.
“I think this is the moment when the risk of a nuclear confrontation returns, something that we have forgotten for decades. In addition, also It is time to ask the countries with nuclear weapons to commit not to use them”.
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The Secretary of the United Nations is in Japan on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, which occurred on August 6, 1945.
Guterres claimed that participating in Saturday’s ceremony was “an exciting experience“. Fears of a third atomic bombing have been on the rise since the war in Ukraine began in February, so he also used the occasion to warn of the risks of nuclear proliferation.
The director of the IAEA, Rafael Grossiwas willing in June to visit the plant under Russian control, something that Ukraine criticized. He considers that the trip by the UN official could mean some kind of legitimization of the Russian occupation.
Last week, the IAEA director told the press that the situation at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant “It’s completely out of control” and that the continuous attacks in the area had damaged the integrity of the facilities.