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The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has called a provocation allegations of U.S. violation of the nuclear moratorium. This is the official website of the Department.
“We consider the US claims about a possible Russian nuclear test ultra low power as a flagrant provocation. Such accusations are absolutely groundless and aims to try again to discredit our country,” — said in a release.
The foreign Ministry added that the purpose of such statements is to divert public attention from the failure of the US to the Treaty on the comprehensive test ban Treaty (CTBT). “Moreover, it is possible that we are talking about the preparation of Washington under this cover own to resume full — scale testing of nuclear weapons,” the Ministry said.
Yesterday, 29 may, the head of the intelligence Department of the Pentagon Robert Ashley suspected Russia of holding prohibited by international agreements on nuclear testing.
According to the Agreement on the comprehensive nuclear test ban (CTBT), such tests should be banned. The document was signed and ratified by 183 Nations, including Russia, but not signed are India, Pakistan and North Korea. USA, China, Israel, Iran and Egypt signed the Treaty but not ratified — as a result he was in force has not entered. In addition, Moscow and Washington are bound by the Treaty banning nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water, which leaves the possibility to carry out tests underground.
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