The risk of the use of nuclear weapons in the world has reached its highest level since the Cold War as of today.
Source: Director of SIPRI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme Wilfred Wan
According to SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), all nuclear countries – Russia, the United States, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – intend to increase the number of warheads in the coming years and modernize nuclear arsenals.
“All of the nuclear-armed states are increasing or upgrading their arsenals and most are sharpening nuclear rhetoric and the role nuclear weapons play in their military strategies. This is a very worrying trend,” said the Director of SIPRI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme.
“There are clear indications that the reductions that have characterized global nuclear arsenals since the end of the cold war have ended.”
Russia and the USA together possess over 90 percent of all nuclear weapons. The other seven nuclear-armed states are either developing or deploying new weapon systems, or have announced their intention to do so.
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