DEFCON Warning System – Update 2/2/20

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 2 P.M., Sunday, February 2nd, 2020. Condition code is Green. DEFCON 5.

There are currently no imminent nuclear threats at this time. Additionally, Iran says its daily enrichment of uranium is now higher than before the nuclear deal had started. Iran also says that it is considering withdrawing from Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty due to its dispute with Europe over Iran’s nuclear programme.

Iran claims to have more than 1,200 kg of low level enriched uranium. This is more than enough to make a nuclear weapon if it is enriched to 90%. However, Iran says it is willing to negotiate with the United States, but only after sanctions are lifted. The United States has rejected the condition.

United States says its own hypersonic missiles are under construction, however the country says it is not ready to modernize its nuclear arsenal due to current troubles with maintenance. Controversially, the U.S. has deployed a submarine with low-yield nuclear weapons, which some fear can lower the threshold for nuclear use. Other fears are that it is impossible to tell whether a missile is low- or high-yield until after the decision to retaliate has been made.

Israel claims a breakthrough in laser technology, overcoming atmospheric disturbances and moving from chemical to electric-source.

North Korea’s official newspaper states that peace with the United States can not be expected, indicating that the country is giving up on the peace process and will continue with its nuclear program. Additionally, North Korea has said that it would be ending its openness to discussions after a year and a half of broken down denuclearization talks. North Korea has also its moratorium on nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

China, for its part, reiterates its position that it will not participate in trilateral arms talks with Russia and the United States.

The DEFCON Warning System is a private intelligence organization which has monitored and assessed nuclear threats by national entities since 1984. It is not affiliated with any government agency and does not represent the alert status of any military branch. The public should make their own evaluations and not rely on the DEFCON Warning System for any strategic planning. At all times, citizens are urged to learn what steps to take in the event of a nuclear attack. If this had been an actual attack, the DEFCON Warning System will give radiation readings for areas that are reported to it. Your readings will vary. Official news sources will have radiation readings for your area.

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This concludes this broadcast of the DEFCON Warning System.

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