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There are 14,500 nukes in the world: Here are the countries that have them


Added 07-24-18 11:02:02am EST - “Both Trump and Putin, who own the lion's share of the world's nukes, said ahead of their Helsinki summit that they would address the proliferation of nuclear weapons.” - Cnbc.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Cnbc.com: “There are 14,500 nukes in the world: Here are the countries that have them”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

It has been a little over a week since the two leaders of the world's nuclear club met behind closed doors in the Finnish capital of Helsinki.

Both U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who own the lion's share of the world's nukes, said ahead of their first formal discussion that they would address the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

"If we can do something to substantially reduce them, I mean, ideally get rid of them, maybe that's a dream, but certainly it's a subject that I'll be bringing up with him," Trump said prior to the meeting. "The proliferation is a tremendous, I mean, to me, it's the biggest problem in the world, nuclear weapons, biggest problem in the world."

Similarly, the Russian leader said the two countries had a "responsibility for maintaining international security," citing their respective nuclear weapon arsenals.

"It is crucial that we fine tune the stability and global security and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction," Putin said during a joint press conference with Trump.

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