The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday.
The US has said that there is room for improvement in Pakistan`s nuclear weapons security apparatus but exuded confidence that Pakistani government is well aware of its responsibilities and has secured its nuke arsenal.
Kazakhstan, a Central Asian, Muslim majority state, broke away from the Soviet Union in 1991 and gave up its nuclear arsenal of 1,410 nuclear warheads shortly after.
Estimated to have more nuclear weapons than India, Pak is rapidly expanding its atomic arsenal, a report has said.
There`s an old claim about Russian
nuke scientist who perhaps went to work for Iran`s nuclear
There is disagreement over how many atomic bombs the United States requires in the post-Cold War era.
Pakistan is producing nuclear weapons at a faster rate than any other country in the world, according a memo from December 2008.
A US media report said that ther were possible US plans to
secure Pak`s nuke arsenal in case of any
N Korea threatened to bolster its nuclear arsenal in response to annual US-S Korean military drills that Pyongyang calls a rehearsal for invasion.
> Taliban has stepped-up violent campaign to avenge
Osama bin Laden`s death has renewed fears that the country`s
warheads could be vulnerable.
Pakistan is the "only" Muslim state to have a nuclear arsenal.
Pak government pledges to eliminate militants and destroy terrorist hideouts.
Pakistan now has 70 to 90 nuclear warheads- more than its archrival India.
US experts say 110 weapons would not increase effectiveness of Pak deterrent.
Pakistan`s determination to add considerably to its nuclear arsenal has become yet another irritant for Washington.
A newspaper said Pakistan is desperate to increase its nuclear arsenal size.
US Admiral Mike Mullen has said that Pakistan sees India as a threat.
Japan has urged China to stop stockpiling more atomic weapons.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani on Saturday assured the world community that Pakistan`s
nuclear arsenal is in "safe hands".
The Obama administration will ask the US Congress for a hike in budgetary allocation for securing and maintaining the country`s nuclear stockpile.
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