Nine years ago, Israel had 80 nuclear bombs that put the state as the eighth place in the world in the nuclear power and arsenal, claimed today Israeli newspaper walla.co.il basing on article that was published in “Bulletin of the atomic scientists”
Israel did not reacted to those claims as it never admitted that it has nuclear weapon.
Israel stopped producing nuclear warheads nine years ago claimed American experts Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris in their article that was published in “Bulletin of the atomic scientists”. They also announced that the Israeli missiles with nuclear warheads can be launched from submarines. Moreover, they pointed that Israel can return to the manufactory of those bombs and even to double its number.
According to a table that published by the two researchers, Israel’s nuclear weapons are in “stored” position, distinguish from the “outpost” position of the warheads that U.S., Russia, France and Great Britain have.
According to the calculations of the researchers, the first eight countries hold together unbelievable number of the warheads – 10,215. Russia and United states hold together about 9130 atomic bombs while the U.S. has 170 bombs more than the Russians have.
Countries with Nuclear Weapons in the World
Interesting fact is regarding the North Korea. Kristensen and Norris claims that the closed country produced three nuclear tests at 2006, 2009 and during the last year. But it is not clear that the Pyongyang already produced nuclear weapon. Earlier, it was published that the North Koreans turned on again the plutonium reactor that was turned off at 2007 after agreements between Pyongyang and the west.