The nuclear threat around the world is becoming a very pressing issue no matter the fact that the number of weapons is decreasing. This is the conclusion of an extensive analysis done by the Stockholm Research Institute SIPRI that investigates the issues of world peace. The publication states that the numbers of war heads is declining.
Turkey needs to be strong and establish a national defense industry, especially from its own sources, the undersecretary for defense industries said May 11.
"Therefore, our efforts will continue until we reach the best level at defense industry for our freedom and future," Ismail Demir told Anadolu Agency at the 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul.
The threat of a "nuclear weapon detonation event," be it accidental or deliberate, is now the highest it's been since the end of the Cold War, 26 years ago, a UN agency has warned, saying the risk is rising as relations between nuclear powers deteriorate.
Croatia's Economy Ministry approved the export of 101 million euros' worth of arms and ammunition to Saudi Arabia in 2015, according to an EU report which has yet to be formally published.
This included 87 million euros' worth of ammunition, five million euros of weapons, six million euros of protective military clothing and three million euros of weapons parts.
The EU announced on Monday it had decided to prolong "the restrictive measures" against Belarus for one year.
These measures include "an arms embargo and an asset freeze and a travel ban against four people listed in connection with the unresolved disappearances of two opposition politicians," the EU announced.