ICAN: U.S. Secretly Deploys Nuclear Weapons in Europe

ICAN: U.S. Secretly Deploys Nuclear Weapons in Europe

The U.S. has deployed about 150 nuclear shells at air bases in Europe without any official statements.

This was reported by Alicia Sanders-Sacre, policy and research coordinator of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), at a briefing by the Association of Correspondents to the United Nations (ACANU).

Sanders-Zacre said U.S. nuclear weapons are secretly at air bases in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Turkey and Italy.

“Independent experts estimate that there are about 150 warheads at U.S. air bases in these countries,” she said.

On June 12, ICAN published a report on countries’ spending on nuclear weapons. According to the report, last year the largest amount of money on nuclear weapons was spent by the USA – $43.7 bln, Russia spent $9.6 bln and China $11.7 bln. In total, $82.9 bln was spent on nuclear weapons in the world.

In 2021, countries spent $82.4 billion to create nearly 13,000 nuclear weapons. The U.S., China, Russia, Britain, France, India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea have the technology to create nuclear weapons and related weapons.

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