Russia’s Nuclear Weapon Budget Only One-Fifth of US’s Spending

The U.S. spent $43.7 billion in 2022 on maintaining its nuclear arsenal, nearly five times that of Russia ($9.6 billion) and almost four times that of China ($11.7 billion). dollars).

This is evidenced by data published on Monday in Geneva by the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

In its annual report, ICAN notes that last year the world spent $82.9 billion on various programs related to the preservation of nuclear arsenals.

The campaign emphasized: “The United States has spent more than all other nuclear nations combined, by $43.7 billion. billion dollars)”.

During 2022, the cost of nuclear weapons worldwide was $157,664 per minute, according to the report. The ICAN list contains nine countries.

Apart from the US, China and Russia, the UK is the fourth-biggest spender, having spent $6.8 billion to maintain its nuclear arsenal in 2022, followed by France ($5.6 billion), India ($2.7 billion), Israel ($1.2 billion) and Pakistan. ($1 billion) and North Korea ($589 million).

The report says that last year, of the $82.9 billion spent globally on nuclear weapons, “private sector profits were at least $29 billion.”

The International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons is a coalition of non-governmental organizations founded in 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. She is committed to complete nuclear disarmament and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

Source: TASS

Related Stories

Leave a Reply