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Print version    Only text version     Receiving txt file     Email this to a friend Tehran:09:13 ,  2/15/2013
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In Photos
Nuclear weapons map of the world
TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) – Israel, along with 8 other countries possess all world nuclear weapons stockpile.

Israel, and 8 other countries are sometimes called ‘nuclear club,’ since they possess nuclear weapons.

Among these 8 countries, 5 have signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty; US, Russia, Britain, France, and China.

India, Pakistan, and North Korea are three countries which have not signed the NPT, but carried out nuclear tests.

Israel is Middle East’s only nuclear weapons country, who has taken a policy of ambiguity in his nuclear weapons information.

US

According to US official statement, the US has currently 5200 nuclear warheads, with 2700 being operational.

The US warheads had explosive power of 1gigaton of TNT. This power is enough to move mountains, changing the river paths, weather change, and death of hundreds of millions or perhaps few billions of people on earth.

This photo reportedly depicts nuclear stockpile in Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. This Base is one of US four nuclear stockpiles, with 75 containers to preserve nuclear warheads similar to this.

Russia

It is estimated that Russia has 14,000 nuclear bombs, though the number of total tactical warheads is not known.

 A Cold War high era in USSR. Russia had publically unveiled his continental missile, known by Western analysts as “Brezhnev Blockbuster,” taken in May 1965.

Russian continental missile, Topol, capable of carrying nuclear head

France

It is estimated that France has 300 nuclear heads.

Britain

British nuclear stockpile has 200 nuclear heads. Britain has 4 nuclear-powered Vanguard Ballistic submarines.

A Vanguard class submarine near the village of Strone in Scotland

China

China has been estimated to have 400 strategic and tactical nuclear heads. This is in addition to China’s nuclear stockpile, capable of expanding itself.

India

India has officially announced itself as ‘nuclear’ power. It is speculated that India has enough Plutonium to make at least 100 nuclear warheads.

North Korea

Pyongyang has carried out nuclear tests thrice in 2006, 2009, and 2013.

North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006

Pakistan

It is speculated that Pakistan has about 580 to 800 Kg. of enriched Uranium, sufficient for making 30 to 50 fusion bombs.

Israel

Israel is Middle East’s only nuclear weapons country. Despite international demands, Tel Aviv has not signed NPT, and in reaction to international pressure, on one hand, has announced NPT against its domestic security, and on the other, has taken a policy of ambiguity in his nuclear weapons information. By ambiguity, Tel Aviv has meant that it would not be the first country to "introduce" nuclear weapons to the Middle East, leaving ambiguity as to whether it means it will not create, will not disclose, will not make first use of the weapons or possibly some other interpretation of the phrase.

Estimations on Israel’s nuclear stockpile has provided a range of 75 to 400 heads, but most of estimations gives 200 as the number of Israel’s nuclear warheads.

SH/EA

MNA

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