Peace researchers publish shocking figure: Worldwide more than 13000 nuclear weapons store

Nevertheless, all nuclear powers are modernizing their nuclear weapons, according to the peace researcher. It appeared to be so, that all nine nuclear weapons S

Peace researchers publish shocking figure: Worldwide more than 13000 nuclear weapons store

Nevertheless, all nuclear powers are modernizing their nuclear weapons, according to the peace researcher. It appeared to be so, that all nine nuclear weapons States wanted to hold on to their arsenals for an indefinite period of time, said the Sipri expert Shannon Kile of the German press Agency. In fact, some of the weapons systems that were being developed would have an expected life up to the 2080er years.

Worldwide, there was the beginning of 2020, an estimated total of 13 400 nuclear warheads - less than a fifth of the Arsenal of about 70 000, on the nuclear powers at peak times of the Cold war in the mid-1980s, had has. The two super-powers, this is the last time to reduce their quota continually since then, but still more than 90 percent of all nuclear warheads: In the USA, there are still 5800, in Russia 6375.

Only part of the nuclear warheads would be ready for immediate use

in addition, the United Kingdom (215) France (290), China (320), India (150), Pakistan (160) and Israel (90) have nuclear weapons. Add to this the Arsenal of the isolated North Korea, whose number is estimated at 30 to 40 and will not be added because of the great uncertainty about this digit to the global total. When ready to use, only a portion of the nuclear warheads the US, Russia, Britain and France - this means that you are already mounted on missiles or located on the active support of the points are valid, however.

A year earlier, the decline in the number of nuclear warheads amounted to almost four percent. As then, again, the lower Figures were mainly attributable to the fact that the US and Russia are no longer discarded old weapons they needed, said Kile. In addition, he and his fellow explorers have pointed out that in Russia and the USA, comprehensive, and costly programs were running, to replace their nuclear warheads, missiles, and aircraft systems, as well as nuclear production facilities and to modernize.

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Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 02:26

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