Defense and Security
At least nine nations are believed to have nuclear weapons: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, Pakistan, India, North Korea and Israel. Other nations may have nuclear weapons or are working towards them, most notably Iran. At the height of the Cold War in 1985, there were believed to be 65,000 nuclear weapons in the world. As a result of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and unilateral decisions by some countries, this number has been reduced to about 20,000.
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran (REUTERS/Fars News/Majid Hagdost).
April 15, 2014, Hanif Zarrabi-Kashani
President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet travel to the Sistan Balouchestan Province; Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh defends himself in Parliament, and IRGC Commander Yadollah Javani analyzes the “cost and benefit debate of the nuclear issue.”
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