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Sipri: nuclear weapons on the rise

The worldwide nuclear arsenal will likely grow again due to current tensions and conflicts – this is the fear of scientists at the Stockholm-based peace research institute Sipri. In their annual report published on Monday, they say: “The nine nuclear-armed states-the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) – continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals.” Even though the total number had fallen slightly recently, nuclear weapons will likely be built up again in the next decade.

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