According NATO – Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Turkey stored 150 U.S. Nuclear Bombs in Europe

SOFIA, (BM) – According NATO`s report five European countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey) stored 150 U.S. nuclear bombs in Europe, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting NOVA TV and according a publicly available report by NATO.

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Quoting the same report, Belgian officials said that the weapons are stored in five countries – Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey. The original version of the report dated April 16 lists the bases location which the nuclear weapons are stored. In the following editorial the names of the bases are dropped from the text

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According to the report, the bombs are gravitational (B61) and are intended to be used by dual purpose airplanes, such as the F-16.

The B61 bombs were developed in the mid-1960s and located in the European bases before the Washington-Moscow Arms Control Treaty was signed.

BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that according the authoritative Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report, nine states have nuclear weapons: Great Britain, Israel, India, China, Pakistan, Russia, North Korea, the United States and France.

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According the SIPRI, over the past year, the number of nuclear warheads available worldwide has decreased by 600 and at the end of 2018 they were 13,865.

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Source: Novinite

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