The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report on Monday that the number of usable nuclear weapons has increased slightly in 2022 as countries implement their long-term modernization and capability-building plans. nuclear. He also warned that the world was on the eve of a dangerous phase.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a statement that the estimated number of nuclear warheads in military stocks ready for use had increased by 86, reaching a total of 9,576 heads, continuing a trend observed for two years.
” We are heading into one of the most dangerous times in human history“, even warned Dan Smith, director of the SIPRI institute.
And to add: It is essential that the governments of the world find ways to cooperate to ease geopolitical tensions, slow the arms race and deal with the growing consequences of environmental collapse and the growing spread of hunger in the world.“.
Thus, the institute’s report indicates that the nine nuclear-armed countries continued to modernize their nuclear arsenals and deployed new nuclear weapon systems or nuclear capabilities in 2022.
The Institute also revealed in its report that Russia and the United States possess almost 90% of all nuclear weapons. That said, the size of the Russian and American arsenals remained relatively stable in 2022, the report points out.