The Foreign Secretary utilized a noteworthy outside strategy discourse to state the worldwide group should require an atomic weapon to be utilized as a part of outrage before re-taking in the lessons of World War Two.
Tending to the Chatham House think tank, Mr Johnson said the atomic non-multiplication arrangement marked in the result of the US bombing Japan had been a demonstration of practically ‘transformative shrewdness by governments around the globe.
Despite the dire warning of global catastrophe, Mr Johnson said US President Donald Trump was right to prepare for a nuclear stand off with North Korea.
Comparing the situation to the Cold War, the Foreign Secretary said: ‘The public can be forgiven for genuinely starting to wonder whether the nuclear sword of Damocles is once again held over the head of a trembling human race.’
His intervention comes amid concern at what has been seen as inflammatory rhetoric from Mr Trump and Kim, whom the president called ‘Rocket Man’ after a series of missile tests..
He said: ‘It is right that Rex Tillerson has specifically opened the door to dialogue. He has tried to give some sensible reassurances to the regime, to enable them to take up this offer.
‘This is the moment for North Korea’s regime to change course.’
But he also stressed the need to keep military options on the table, saying: ‘Kim and the world need to understand that when the president of the United States contemplates a regime led by a man who not only threatens to reduce New York to ‘ashes’, but who stands on the verge of acquiring the power to make good on his threat, I am afraid that the US president – whoever he or she might be – will have an absolute duty to prepare any option to keep safe not only the American people but all those who have sheltered under the American nuclear umbrella.’
He also warned of the dire consequences of failing to reach a diplomatic solution to the nuclear threat.
‘A new generation has grown up with no memory of the threat of a nuclear winter, and little education in the appalling logic of mutually assured destruction,’ Mr Johnson said.
He urged Trump to show the ‘foresightedness’ not to quit the Iran nuclear deal..
He will point out the success of the NPT rests on US protection of other nations, which he described as one of the ‘greatest contributions’ from America to the ‘unprecedented epoch of peace and prosperity that we have all been living through’.