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The prohibition on possession and stockpiling of nuclear weapons

The nine nuclear-armed states – China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States – engaged in conduct in 2020 that was not compatible with the prohibition on possession and stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Combined, they retained approximately 13,410 nuclear warheads as of September 2020, according to the Federation of American Scientists.

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Convoys with nuclear weapons are frequently spotted as they move through Scotland. In this photo from 2016, a convoy had been stopped by then 77 year-old Brian Quail, who laid down in front of it in the village Balloch. Photo: John Ainslie, Scottish CND
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