Report: The stocks of nuclear warheads of atomic countries are increasing

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) added in a new report that with the intensification of geopolitical tensions in the world, a number of countries, including China, have increased their nuclear arsenals and other nuclear powers are also modernizing their arsenals.

According to AFP, Dan Smith, director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, said: “We are approaching the end of a long period of reduction in the number of nuclear weapons around the world, and we may have reached this point.”

According to this report, the reserves of nuclear warheads are usable and this number is increasing, although these reserves were more than 70,000 nuclear warheads in the 80s.

The report states that China has increased its stockpile of nuclear warheads from 350 to 410 warheads more than the nuclear countries, and at the same time, Pakistan, India and North Korea have also increased their stockpiles. In addition, Moscow also increased these reserves from 4 thousand 477 warheads to 4 thousand 489 warheads and the rest of the nuclear powers have maintained their previous reserves.

Together, Russia and the United States are reported to hold approximately 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons stockpile.

The researchers said in this report that diplomatic efforts to control nuclear weapons and disarmament after the war in Ukraine have not been successful and, for example, Washington-Moscow has suspended bilateral talks because of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

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