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Countries on the brink of World War III amid political instability, rising death toll COVID: UK Minister of Defense



The head of the UK military force said that the global turmoil and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic increases the risk of an armed conflict escalating into another world war.

With COVID-19 and death fees continuing to rise globally, coupled with an economic crisis erupting, British Defense Chief of Staff Nick Carter said there was a danger of an out-of-control dispute. .

In an interview with Sky News, Carter was asked directly if he thought there was a real threat to another world war, he replied: “I am saying that it is. a risk and I think we need to be aware of those risks. “

This comes after detailing how he believes the conflict is scalable.

“I think we live at a time when the world is a very uncertain and anxious place,”

; Carter said.

“I think the real risk we have, with quite a lot of regional conflicts going on right now, is you can see the escalation leading to miscalculation and that’s what I think they are. I have to be on guard. “

“The main characters, either because they don’t realize the impact of their actions, lead to escalation, which means more people can join, more weapons and before you can stop,” he said. blocking it, it brings the parties to an end in a full-blown war. “

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General Sir Nick Carter visited No. 10 Downing Street on March 5, in London. He warned of conflict escalating amid chaos caused by the worldwide COVID-19 crisis.
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This kind of model, he added, predates the conflicts that spread before.

“We must remember that history may not repeat but it has a rhythm and if you look back on the last century, before both world wars I think undeniably there was an escalation. Miscalculation leads to war at a scale that we hope will never meet again, “he said.

Carter did not clarify any specific ongoing conflicts that he felt could escalate.

A spokesman for the UK Department of Defense told Newsweek Carter did not mention any specific conflicts in his comments, but only mentioned how such situations around the world could escalate.

Newsweek Also contacted the US National Security Council to ask if they shared similar concerns about rising tensions around the world.

His comments come amid economic problems posing to countries around the world due to the impact of the pandemic and its containment measures on the industry, with continued uncertainty. Create lingering problems for businesses around the world.