CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 1994

Security Council Faces Intractable Conflict on Denuclearization

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Tensions in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have never been higher in the nuclear weapons debate. India is pursuing their nuclear program without much regulation, while India's adversary Pakistan wants safeguards against secrets that India could potentially be hiding.

Pakistan’s ally Paraguay is motioning for universal denuclearization but states that "[Paraguay has] the potential to have the most powerful nuclear program in the world and that any nation that goes against Paraguay and its allies' resolution they will suffer immediate retaliation."

Using a more realistic approach, Hungary is arguing that each country should be allowed its own nuclear arsenal and development research. It stipulates that these potential nuclear programs would have to be monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Not much can be said about what the final result will be. Currently, the conflict seems intractable, as potential solutions do not meet the expressed desires of all member states present in the UNSC. It is hoped that a result will come quickly. If the tensions between these countries are unresolved, the fate of all mankind is at stake.