Israel-When and How Did they Obtain Nuclear Weapons?
How many nuclear weapons do you suspect Israel Has?How were they able to test such weapons in such a small country?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Israel is widely believed to be the sixth country in the world to develop nuclear weapons and to be one of four nuclear-armed countries not recognized as a Nuclear Weapons State by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the others being India, Pakistan and North Korea. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei regards Israel as a state possessing nuclear weapons, but Israel maintains a policy known as "nuclear ambiguity" (also known as "nuclear opacity"). Israel has never officially admitted to having nuclear weapons, instead repeating over the years that it would not be the first country to "introduce" nuclear weapons to the Middle East, leaving ambiguous whether it means it will not create or will not use the weapons.
Israel began investigating the nuclear field just one year after its 1948 founding and with French support secretly began building a nuclear reactor and reprocessing plant in the late 1950s. Although Israel first built a nuclear weapon in 1967-68 it was not publicly confirmed from the inside until Mordechai Vanunu, a former Israeli nuclear technician, revealed details of the program to the British press in 1986. Israel is currently believed to possess between 75 and 200 nuclear warheads with the ability to deliver them by ground, aircraft, and submarine.
- burnleyLv 43 years ago
the main reason is via the fact the international is administered by making use of a team of thugs, there is not any genuine intensity to it, this undertaking is shrouded by making use of extremely some B.S international... while you're in the 'thug club' you've gotten nuclear capacity in spite of the fact that in case you desire to sign the NPT or no longer... there is not any united states in the international different than Israel who holds the unlawful long status coverage of planned ambiguity concerning their open secret of having between a hundred-2 hundred unlawful nuclear warheads... because of the fact they're particular precise? Secondly the main united states which comes to a decision who has nuclear or no longer is u.s.... u.s. the only united states to have ever used the Nuclear Bomb on yet another inhabitants... no longer as quickly as yet two times... what a daft and pathetic international will stay in.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You can test nuclear weapons underground & I believe even the Indian Ocean (which there is some evidence that is where Israel tested their efforts). If anyone wants to thank FRANCE for Israels nuclear capability, you can do so now. (The US wasn't a big proponent of it but neither did we make a move to stop it).
- 1 eye dogLv 71 decade ago
Just after the wheel was found to roll better
When it was chipped out round instead of square with 3 sides out of that stone bolder that fell on the male cave mans head
Next gravity was found to have something to do with the rock falling
They have more than 8 fingers and two thumbs worth of them
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
America gave them the first ones and they reverse engineered them.
They have never tested any of their weapons.