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North & South Korea, December 19, 2017

Physicians call for urgent negotiations to resolve Korean nuclear crisis

On December 19th 2017 Tilman Ruff, IPPNW Co-President and also ICAN Campaigner visited the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea together with Tim Wright (ICAN), where they spoke to reporters about the urgent need for all nations to sign and ratify the nuclear ban treaty.

On September 5th, 2017 Physicians from more than 30 countries, gathered in York for the World Congress of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, issued the following appeal:

There is no military solution to the nuclear confrontation between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Any military action will lead to massive civilian casualties. If nuclear weapons are used the casualties could be in the tens of millions with widespread radioactive contamination and the possibility of global climate disruption.

We urgently call on the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to enter into direct negotiations without preconditions to resolve this dangerous crisis.

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