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The United States can prepare a nuclear test within a few months if the American President Donald trump will give the corresponding order. This was stated by acting Deputy assistant Secretary of defense for nuclear matters, drew Walter, RIA Novosti reported.
According to him, if the President ordered to test for technical or geopolitical reasons, then it can be done in a short time. “I think it can happen relatively quickly,” said Walter, and added that if it would be more serious tests with full data collection, the preparation can take years.
On 23 may, the Expert of the Russian Institute for strategic studies (RISS) Sergey Ermakov said that the likelihood that the United States actually prepare for the first in nearly 30 years of nuclear testing, big.
Earlier, the Washington Post reported that U.S. authorities had discussed the possibility of holding the first since 1992 nuclear testing. The issue was raised last Friday at a meeting of heads of the Supreme bodies of national security. 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.
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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