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Arms race that no one can win

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By Olivia Alperstein

Welcome to the 21st century nuclear arms race. Once again, we're teetering on the brink of nuclear conflict instead of taking critical steps toward de-escalation and disarmament.

If it feels like we're in the middle of a wacky James Bond movie plot, that's not far off. Any progress we were making toward nuclear safety is being rapidly, systematically and recklessly dismantled by the Trump administration.

Current tensions with Iran, particularly after the assassination of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, have heightened not just the risk of regional conflict but also of global nuclear war.

In his State of the Union address on Feb. 4, President Donald Trump declared that Iran "must abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons," without acknowledging that he unilaterally withdrew the United States from an international treaty, which was successfully doing just that. It's vital that the United States get back to the negotiating........

© The Korea Times