Washington may withdraw its signature on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
MOSCOW, (BM) – Russia will not conduct nuclear weapons tests while other parties to the treaty observe a moratorium. This was announced today, May 28, by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“Russia does not intend to abandon the moratorium on nuclear tests introduced in 1992, while such a moratorium has been faithfully observed by other nuclear states that are parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons,” she said.
At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry does not exclude that Washington may withdraw its signature on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. She drew attention to the fact that this information appeared after repeatedly voiced by US representatives at various levels of accusations against the Russian Federation about non-compliance with certain “American standards” of the zero threshold of nuclear tests.
“The scheme, in general, is understandable: first there are fictitious accusations against others, then the ground is set for any completely, in general, obvious steps of the administration,” said Zakharova. “We do not exclude that Washington is thus preparing public opinion in order to withdraw its signature on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.”
As BulgarianMilitary.com reported, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies with a transitional period of six months. Some European media outlets believe that the United States announced its withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies, since they are technologically behind Russia.
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