Nine nations have nuclear weapons: Here is how many each country has

The nine nations have around 16,300 nuclear weapons, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Amanda Macias
Friday 22 January 2016 18:15 GMT
Pakistan is deemed to have the fastest growing nuclear programme
Pakistan is deemed to have the fastest growing nuclear programme

According to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), nine nations — the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea — possess approximately 16,300 nuclear weapons. in total.

Under the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START), Russia and the United States have reduced their inventories but still account for more than 93% of all operational nuclear warheads.

SIPRI notes that “all five legally recognized nuclear weapon states — China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA— are either deploying new nuclear weapon delivery systems or have announced programs to do so.”

Here are nine countries with nuclear weapons (and here is the full report):

World nuclear forces, 2014

World nuclear forces, 2014

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