Nuclear nations spent 82 82.4 billion on weapons last year, with the United States leading the way
GENEVA: Nine of the world’s nuclear-armed nations spent 82 82.4 billion last year upgrading their weapons, up 8% from 2020.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed in its annual report that the United States is the largest spender in the race to upgrade nuclear weapons, spending more than half of the total. It is followed by China, Russia, Britain and France.
The report states that nuclear states aggressively spent large sums of money on illegal weapons of mass destruction in 2021, despite the fact that most countries in the world support a ban on nuclear weapons. It has been said that despite spending so much money on nuclear weapons, European countries have failed to stop wars. On the contrary, extraordinary resources were wasted, which could have been used to better address the current security challenges.
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Just a few days ago, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) had warned that nine nuclear powers were upgrading or expanding their weapons. As a result, the world’s nuclear arsenal could increase in the coming years.
According to the ICANN report, the United States spent 44 44.2 billion on nuclear weapons, China .7 11.7 billion, Russia 8. 8.6 billion, Britain 6. 6.8 billion, France 9 5.9 billion, India 2. 2.3 billion, Israel 1. 1.2 billion and North Korea کروڑ 64.2 million. Done