The US talked about whether nuclear tests will be resumed

10 months ago

After the Russian-American consultations on strategic stability and arms control in Vienna, US Special Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingsley said the US sees no reason to resume nuclear testing. However, he emphasized that the country retains the ability to carry them out if there are reasons for this.

“I made it clear that the US Senate rejected the test ban treaty as being completely flawed, and the US is not part of it,” Billingsley commented on the US attitude to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). He also accused Russia of violating its obligations under the treaty.

Earlier, “Profile” wrote about the reduction of nuclear arsenals in the world. The US and Russia are eliminating warheads withdrawn from weapons, but are engaged in weapons modernization. At the beginning of 2020, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea together possessed about 13.4 thousand nuclear warheads, which is 500 units less than in 2019.

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