SIPRI Report: Increasing Nuclear Arsenals Raises Great Concern

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: “The alliance is negotiating deployment of more atomic weapons”

The world has embarked on a very dangerous path that threatens the Third World War and extermination of humanity. According to a recent report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the number of nuclear warheads on missiles or aircraft has increased by 60 percent in just one year.

SIPRI estimates that “in January 2024, there were 12,121 nuclear warheads in the world, of which 9585 are on maximum alert, and 3904 of them are deployed on missiles or aircraft: an increase of 60% over SIPRI’s January 2024 estimates.” Some 2100 warheads deployed in the USA and Russia were on high ballistic missile alert, but China is also believed to have put some of them on alert for the first time.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Britain’s Telegraph newspaper that the North Atlantic Alliance is “negotiating the deployment of more nuclear weapons.” According to Stoltenberg, important consultations have already taken place among NATO member states to remove the missiles from the depots and put them on standby. “I won’t go into operational details about how many nuclear warheads should be operational and which should be stored, but we need to consult on these issues. That’s exactly what we’re doing,” Stoltenberg told the British newspaper.