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Peace campaigners warn of worsening risk of nuclear conflict

‘In this time of escalating war, we have to do everything possible to prevent nuclear use,’ CND says

TODAY’s nuclear weapons are “many, many times the power of the Hiroshima bomb” and the world must do everything possible to prevent their use, campaigners warned today.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) general secretary Kate Hudson said the risk of a devastating conflict is increasing amid “escalating war” in Ukraine and growing tensions between the West and China.

Her warning came ahead of a weekend of events to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons as World War Two drew to a close.

On August 6, 1945, US forces nuked Hiroshima, Japan, followed by a second bomb in Nagasaki three days later, with estimates placing the total death toll between 129,000 and 226,000.

CND will hold a series of events nationwide on Saturday, including in London’s Tavistock Square and Cambridge’s Guildhall, where there will be art, speeches and music.

Ms Hudson told the Morning Star: “There is no way to be prepared for a nuclear attack – we have to stop it happening.

“In this time of escalating war, with nuclear arsenals on both sides, we have to do everything possible to prevent nuclear use.”

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