Nuclear armed nations are appearing, but only Big 5 have operational nuclear warheads.
Some proliferators like
Iran and are not ready to fire warheads
immediately. They claim nuclear power status, primarily for brinkmanship diplomacy
and sponsoring terrorism. Senator Bob Casey testified “A nuclear Iran would
feel empowered to conduct more terrorist attacks against U.S. and Israeli
targets, provide more lethal assistance to Hezbollah and Palestinian militant
groups, and give the Quds Force greater freedom to support terrorist groups
across the Middle East,” at a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee (“USSenators Examine Iranian Involvement with Terrorism”; VOA News; July 25, 2012).
North Korea North Korea will act similarly
to Japan, South Korea, and the . United States
Also, we have to note that lack of transparency with Chinese nuclear weapons. It is unknown how many warheads are operational for strategic and tactical use. Such a big power has not joined nuclear arms cut negotiations, and leaves the responsibility to the
Beijing Communist Party should disclose more information about their nuclear weapons. Russia