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US warns of ‘critical time for humanity’ at Munich Security Conference

Munich Security Conference

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Dozens of the world’s political and military officials, politicians, journalists and security experts attended the 54th three-day (FEB 16-18, 2018) Munich Security Conference at Bayerischer Hof hotel, in southern Germany. Its objective is to bring allies and adversaries at this platform to put dialogue before confrontation. During this conference, the United States’ National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said, “This year we meet at a critical time for our nations, and indeed for all humanity. We face a range of common threats. Rogue regimes that already imperil international security in the Middle East and northeast Asia.”

North Korea’s nuclear weapons program was highlighted throughout the conference. He indirectly warned China and those countries to offer an economic sustenance to Pyongyang to respect global sanctions. Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono also emphasized this matter saying that the international community should beware of being blinded by North Korea’s charm diplomacy during the current Winter Olympic Games from February 9 to February 25, 2018 in neighboring South Korea.

A senior Chinese diplomat also emphasized that China is committed to pursue the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapons while expressing concerns on the danger caused by the development of nuclear weapons at present at the ongoing Munich Security Conference.

He also discussed North Korea, Iran and Syria. He said, “We know that Syria and North Korea are not the only rogue states developing, using, [and] spreading dangerous weapons. Now is the time to address serious flaws in the Iran deal and counter Iran’s destabilizing activities, including its development and proliferation of missiles, and its support for terrorist proxies and militias that fuel destructive conflicts across the greater Middle East.”

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Iran has denied all these allegations repeatedly. Karin von Hippel, director-general of the London-based Royal United Services Institute, informed that Washington is suspicious of the growing complexity of the Syrian conflict. He said that not only are just the US and Turkey facing each other off but also Russian troops, troops of other Gulf countries and Iran’s presence have created a theatre where a tiny mistake or miscalculation could escalate into a frightening war.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told the delegates that Daesh is a serious security threat in the region. He told the conference, “We intend this year to make it the final year for the existence of Daesh in Iraq. The task which is facing us is stabilization and reconstruction of the areas that have been occupied and destroyed by Daesh. This is a huge task at a time when our oil income has dropped drastically.”

Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono also emphasized this matter saying that the international community should beware of being blinded by North Korea’s charm diplomacy during the current Winter Olympic Games.

The three-day conference from February 16-18 has highlighted the news revealed by the U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice that many Russian people and companies were trying to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Moscow’s foreign minister disapproves this allegation.

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Ms. Fu Ying, a veteran diplomat and now chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature informed, “China maintains a very small nuclear arsenal, and China follows the policy of self-defence and minimum deterrence.”

A senior Chinese diplomat also emphasized that China is committed to pursue the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapons while expressing concerns on the danger caused by the development of nuclear weapons at present at the ongoing Munich Security Conference.


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