For the first time in four years, the United States released its nuclear arsenal. The United States had 3,750 active and inactive nuclear weapons as of September 30 last year, according to the State Department on Tuesday. It was 55 less than a year earlier and 72 less than it was at the end of September 2017. Former US President Donald Trump has declared the number of nuclear weapons a military secret.
The current number is the lowest since the Cold War with Russia in 1967, when the United States had 31,255 warships. In addition to the number given by the Ministry, about 2,000 defunct nuclear weapons are to be disposed of.
The administration of US President Joe Biden is trying to resume arms control talks with Russia. The State Department has said that greater transparency in state nuclear weapons is “important for deployment and mitigation efforts.”
Under Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, the United States as a whole reduced its disarmament agreements with Russia. So they withdrew from the INF agreement on nuclear disarmament in the middle range. The United States ended the Open Sky Treaty to control weapons from the air. In talks to extend the new start-up agreement, Trump failed to support the inclusion of China.
Shortly after Joe Biden took office, the United States and Russia extended a new opening agreement. Otherwise it will expire on February 5th. By signing, Washington and Moscow sought to reduce their nuclear arsenal to a maximum of 1,550.
Russian and US diplomats held closed-door talks in Geneva last week to discuss a follow-up agreement on new start-ups and conventional weapons. A U.S. envoy called the talks “productive,” and both sides said the talks were positive.
As of January, the Swedish Peace Research Institute in Stockholm (Sibri) estimated that it had 5,550 warships stationed in the United States, Russia 6,255, China 350, Great Britain 225 and France 290. India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea together had 460 nuclear weapons.
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