The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, warned the world of the danger of the escalating disputes between the US and China, and called for the prevention of a new Cold War, considering that it would be more dangerous than the previous one.
Guterres said, in a television interview, Sunday: “I think that the conditions formed, in which we are heading towards the presence of two completely opposing countries, are dangerous for the world.”
Guterres explained that the risks are manifold, ranging from the possibility of a “duplication” of the global economy and the emergence of “two conflicting military doctrines”, to strategies for developing artificial intelligence.
He continued, “I think it is necessary to prevent a new Cold War because the previous Cold War was simpler to manage. Today, things are more complex.”
This new warning comes at a time when fears are growing of an escalation of the confrontation between the US and China, the two largest economies in the world.