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No Decrease Seen In Nuclear Threat

June 07 2011


A Swedish study says the global threat posed by nuclear weapons remains high, Agence France-Presse reports.

Nearly 2,000 of more than 5,000 deployed weapons worldwide are kept in a state of high alert, according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

As of January, Britain, China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia and the U.S. possessed more than 20,500 nuclear warheads, says SIPRI.

All eight nuclear powers seem committed to either...

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