A Nobel Peace Prize winning anti-nuclear weapons group has warned that the world is one “tantrum” away from nuclear war.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ (ICAN) executive director Beatrice Fihn made the remarks on Sunday, while accepting the prestigious prize in Oslo.
“The deaths of millions may be one tiny tantrum away…We have a choice, the end of nuclear weapons or the end of us,” she said.
“A moment of panic” could result in the “destruction of cities and the deaths of millions of civilians” from nuclear arms, she said, adding that the risk of such arms was “greater today than during the Cold War.”
ICAN is a coalition of hundreds of grassroots non-governmental groups which campaign for the UN…