In the event of a nuclear war, the living would envy the dead. Warning in Parliament of the risk from rogue States like North Korea

Jan 12, 2022 | Uncategorized

In the event of a nuclear war, the living would envy the dead. Warning in Parliament of the risk from rogue States like North Korea

Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB)

My Lords, Nikita Kruschev said that, in the event of a nuclear war, the living would envy the dead. The noble Lord has said that the P5 have rightly said that there should be no first use of nuclear weapons and that this would lead to mutually assured destruction. Having said that, the noble Lord has also referred to rogue states, such as North Korea—the DPRK. Can he tell the House more about its development of hypersonic missiles, its use of submarines and the threats that it is making to its neighbours?Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con)

My Lords, first, on the P5 element, all countries have sustained their position on nuclear weapons being a defensive mechanism—I stress that point again. The noble Lord rightly raised the current issues in the DPRK. It is clear that the missile test that recently took place was in direct contravention of the UN Security Council resolutions, and we are undertaking discussions on that element directly with our UN colleagues.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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