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The U.S. government discussed the possibility of holding the first since 1992 nuclear testing. About it writes The Washington Post.
Close to the presidential Administration of the USA of Donald trump sources told the publication that this issue was raised last Friday at a meeting of senior national security agencies. The meeting was held after the White house announced a secret nuclear tests of low power, which allegedly carried out by Russia and China. Evidence of testing was not presented.
At the meeting to agree on the violation of the moratorium failed, discussion continued. According to one of interlocutors of the newspaper, a demonstration of Moscow and Beijing that the United States can quickly organize their own trials, “may be helpful” in the negotiations in the tripartite transactions to regulate the arsenals of the largest nuclear powers.
However, another source said that in the end it was decided to take measures in response to threats from China and Russia, but to avoid the resumption of nuclear testing.
In February, the Director of the Department of the Russian foreign Ministry on issues of nonproliferation and arms control Vladimir Yermakov said that Russia and USA have exhausted the possibilities for further nuclear disarmament. Ermakov added that further steps will require the involvement of Britain and France because they have nuclear weapons and are military allies of the American side.
Later, the American leader assistant for national security Robert O’brien said that the United States looks forward to a serious discussion of cuts in nuclear stockpiles with Russia and China. He recalled that the us withdrew from “ineffective” to the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty).
In 1996, the UN General Assembly has adopted a Treaty on comprehensive ban of nuclear tests. Signatories will definitely refuse from the nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water.
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