While accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday, Beatrice Fihn, the director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned that "the deaths of millions may be one tiny tantrum away."
During the ceremony in Oslo, Fihn said the world has a choice to make — "the end of nuclear weapons or the end of us" — and the risk of using nuclear weapons is "greater now than during the Cold War." As North Korea continues to test missiles, including some believed to be able to deliver a nuclear warhead to the continental U.S., and the war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continues to escalate, a "moment of panic" could lead to "the destruction of cities and the deaths of millions of civilians," Fihn said. ICAN, a coalition of hundreds of non-governmental organizations, formed in 2007 and aims to ban all nuclear weapons. Catherine Garcia