Be the First to Know

lanka ads

lanka matrimony

Global nuclear arsenal to grow for first time since Cold War – think-tank

0 4
World

SWEDEN: The global nuclear arsenal is expected to grow in the coming years for the first time since the Cold War while the risk of such weapons being used is the greatest in decades, a leading conflict and armaments think-tank said on Monday.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Western support for Kyiv has heightened tensions among the world’s nine nuclear-armed states, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) think-tank said in a new set of research.

While the number of nuclear weapons fell slightly between January 2021 and January 2022, SIPRI said that unless immediate action was taken by the nuclear powers, global inventories of warheads could soon begin rising for the first time in decades. Russia has the world’s biggest nuclear arsenal with a total of 5,977 warheads, some 550 more than the United States.

The two countries possess more than 90 percent of the world’s warheads, though SIPRI said China was in the middle of an expansion with an estimated more than 300 new missile silos. SIPRI said the global number of nuclear warheads fell to 12,705 in January 2022 from 13,080 in January 2021.

An estimated 3,732 warheads were deployed with missiles and aircraft, and around 2,000 — nearly all belonging to Russia or the United States — were kept in a state of high readiness.

– ARAB NEWS

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – 01:00











Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

adana eskort bayan - eskort bayan adana - mersin eskort - eskort - eskort adanaadana eskort bayan - eskort bayan adana - mersin eskort - eskort - eskort adana