Nine countries that are believed to possess the world’s largest nuclear weapons have spent heavily on nuclear weapons in 2019.

Countries that are believed to possess nuclear weapons were spend up to 72.9 billion dollars for nuclear weapons in 2019. Information from International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a non-profit organization based in Geneva (Switzerland) , said in a report posted on Twitter May 14, 2020.

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Titled “Enough is Enough: 2019 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending”, the report shows an increase in spending on nuclear weapons in 2019, an increase of $7.1 billion compared to 2018.

The report shows that the countries believed to possess nuclear weapons are the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, Pakistan, India, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They spent $138,699 every minute for more than 13,000 nuclear weapons in 2019.

According to ICAN, the United States was the biggest spending on nuclear weapons with $35.4 billion, followed by China with $10.4 billion and the UK ranked third with $8.9 billion, etc.

The report said that during the early 2020 pandemic, US money spent on nuclear weapons could pay for 300,000 beds in intensive care rooms, 150,000 nurses, 75,000 doctors and 35,000 ventilators.

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