"We think it is in our national security interest to be as transparent as we can about the nuclear program of the United States," she told reporters at a high-level nuclear conference in New York, where she announced the change in policy."We think that builds confidence." Shortly after Clinton's speech, the Pentagon issued a fact sheet saying that the number of working U. nuclear warheads had plummeted from a peak of 31,255 in 1967.I decided the only thing I would regret is having a mediocre time and coming home dissatisfied.
But Ahmadinejad was greeted with a public scolding about his country's secretive nuclear program from the United Nations' top leadership. conference is to review the 40-year-old pact, which has checked the spread of the deadly weapons but is under strain because of the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs.
The figure was in line with previous estimates by arms-control groups.
But Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton emphasized that it was the very disclosure of the long-held secret that was important.
Representatives from several countries, including the U. He called for a review of their nuclear programs and rejected allegations concerning his own.
S., walked out during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech to the U. UNITED NATIONS -- Shattering a taboo dating from the Cold War, the Obama administration revealed Monday the size of the American nuclear arsenal -- 5,113 weapons -- as it embarked on a campaign for tougher measures against countries with hidden nuclear programs.