By Claudio Pérez

Political scientist Christian Hacke in his article “Why Germany should get the bomb” points out that Europe will lose US nuclear protection and the question of obtaining nuclear weapons for the Germans will be a national security issue.

It is well known that relationships between the US and the European Union have been difficult in recent years and that is why Germany is considering the possibility of having nuclear weapons and is already preparing public opinion to justify such decision.

The head of Bundestag’s International Affairs Committee, Roderich Kiesewetter asked the German parliament’s legal office to verify how strict Germany’s obligations are regarding the posession of nuclear weapons.

Germany, and it is worrying, would have everything it needs for the production of nuclear weapons in the short term: the scientific base, the technology, and the industry.

Brasilian physicist Luiz Pinguelli Rosa told DW that “Germany could make a nuclear bomb today. The country has all the conditions to do it”.

According to ICAN, the Julich Research Center is working to increase the efficiency of the respective centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

Only one research reactor facility in the city of Garching, a town in Baviera near Munich, contains more than 8 kilos (17.6 pounds) of uranium enriched by 90%, but the amount of all the uranium available to Germany would allow the preparation of about 50 nuclear explosive devices.

The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) points out that in German laboratories and research centers there are many reserves of enriched uranium sufficient for the production of nuclear devices.

Taking into account the plans to close all atomic energy plants until 2022 the released capacity of  enriched uranium will be sufficient to create nuclear weapons.

If Germany obtains weapons, other countries will also consider doing the same and the risks of war will grow significantly which even today are quite high due to the US withdrawal from agreements on nuclear disarmament. 

The international community cannot allow Germany, which started two world wars, to obtain weapons of mass destruction. We all have to remind the German government that it has strict international obligations prohibiting Germany from  having such weapons and this cannot be reconsidered in the light of history. The security of the world would be in serious jeopardy. 

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