Israel has 80-90 nukes, SIPRI report says, as Tel Aviv continues to accuse Iran of nuclear obsession

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[ Editor’s Note: I was surprised to read below Iran’s statement that Israel has the only undeclared nuclear arsenal in the region. The Saudis have had one for some time, not as big as Israel’s, but it is undeclared

And they aren’t the only ones where nary a word is uttered about them in the UN or corporate media. VT has named them over and over, with no calls or inquiries from anyone.

It seems some countries are allowed to have closet nukes and some not. Maybe there is some invisible ink in the UN Charter allowing this that can only be read with special glasses.

But all that said, it is nice to see this independent group pony up to the table without fear of repercussions, showing up the scaredy cat countries. VT gives a big salute to the Stockholm International Peace Research InstituteJim W. Dean ]

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– First published … June 18, 2019

Israel, which routinely accuses Iran of trying to obtain nuclear weapons and pledges to use force to stop Tehran, maintains its own undeclared nuclear arsenal estimated at 80 to 90, according to the latest report by SIPRI.

There are nine nations in the world that currently have nuclear weapons, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says in its newly released yearbook on the state of armaments and international security.

The world nuclear stockpile went from 14,465 at the beginning of last year to about 13,865 this year, the report estimates, as the US and Russia were delivering on their promises under the New START Treaty signed in 2010.


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The estimate of global nuclear weapons stockpiles was 13 865 at the start of 2019. How has this stockpile changed over time?

Full analysis in the 2019 ➡️

Israel, which maintains a policy of neither confirming nor denying the possession of nuclear weapons, has between 80 and 90 warheads in its stockpile, the same as the year before, the institute said.

It comes as tensions between Iran on one side, and the US and regional ally Israel on the other, continue to mount. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s unsinkable prime minister, has for years waged a campaign accusing the Iranians of having unwavering nuclear ambitions, regardless of the evidence, or lack thereof.

Back then, Iran fired back, saying that “no arts & craft show will ever obfuscate that Israel is only regime in our region with a *secret* and *undeclared* nuclear weapons program.”

In 2012, the Israeli leader famously brought a diagram to a UN General Assembly session, purporting to show Iran’s progress in acquiring a nuclear device, with a literal red line drawn on it.

With Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Israel has doubled down on the theatrical approach, treating the world to a tall tale about a daring spy operation that managed to steal troves of nuclear documents from a secret warehouse in Tehran. The presentation was meant to prove Tehran’s duplicity, though experts pointed out that most of the documents revealed were old and known to Iran watchers.

Netanyahu’s latest jab at Iran came last week. The prime minister said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran was “accelerating its nuclear program,” suggesting that it proves Tehran poses a threat.

The IAEA indeed confirmed that Iran was on a path to exceed the limit of uranium stockpile set by the nuclear deal, just as Iran said it would.

Tehran said the move was in response to the US’ withdrawal from the agreement more than a year ago, as well as the failure of the EU to circumvent American sanctions against companies that dare to do business in Iran.


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8 COMMENTS

  1. going on the offensive with that many payloads doesn’t really require anyone else’s support,
    its clearly enough to obliterate the entire threat surrounding them

  2. Ages Ago When Mordechai Vanunu went public he stated 200 to 250 that he was the Witness of ……. So After this count presented by a decent insider and it should be Noted Well that Mordechai said 200 to 250 present …….. that was Then …… I don’t see Any Reason why the WAR MAD Israel with its Samson Option , I mean , Why Would the Israelis STOP after making 200 to 250 , with their Samson Option they need Several Hundred Warheads to blow away Goyim …… Why Stop at 200 to 250 Warheads ??????? Anybody Who quotes a lower count of nukes is a compliant Clown ,,,,, 80 or 90 is a Fantasy that some want to have otherwise they’d be harrassed as AntiSemites ……

  3. Duff reported some time ago that the Israelis wrecked the Dimona reactor by trying to increase plutonium production beyond its limits and the French designers suggested removing all fuel and filling the reactor vessel and containment building with concrete.

    Hence the Israeli theft (with cooperation of traitors within the US DOE and higher up) of decommissioned nuclear weapon pits to reprocess to make new plutonium pits (which is done at the Dimona facility).

    • Yes, that was one of the things revealed by Mordecai Vanunu in the late 80s – that Dimona’s reactor was kaput due to overuse.

  4. @JohnZ
    “Is it possible that part of Israel’s nuclear arsenal has been decommissioned due to aging and that the Dimona Plant is no longer operating if at all?”.

    Is it possible that pigs in pink frocks can fly ?
    Is it possible that Jews are capable of not being racist ?

  5. The two that are undeclared are the ones pointing out the invisible threats. And the third leg of the triumvirate says nothing as they plug their own leaks in the hull.
    There’s few good signs lately, and the bottom of the wake up pile is not as deep as it was a few years ago, but I hope some folks are seeing how it all works together.
    This has been a good week to see the string of agendas, and what direction they are going. Those really old grievances are going to float to the surface next week. It would be nice to see good people with honest intentions come out of the shadows and show their cards. I’m watching the 27th. Thud.

  6. The Saudis have only a few tactical nukes that’s the difference, the zionist entity have strategic nukes and long range vectors with capacity of wipe out a entire city in one strike. Another thing what had happened recently was a document published online on 11 June by the Pentagon site and removed and hide after a week, entitled Nuclear Operations where according to a new nuclear doctrine adopted by the US joint chiefs they believes using nuclear weapons could “create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability”
    This is the document removed from public view….

    https://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jp3_72.pdf

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