IPPNW condemns today’s test of a nuclear weapon by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We urge the DPRK government to reconsider its pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, and to join with the majority of States that have pledged to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons because of their unacceptable humanitarian impact.
I said earlier this year that we are sleepwalking towards disaster. In truth, it is worse than that we are asleep at the controls of a fast-moving aircraft. Unless we wake up and take control, the outcome is all too predictable.