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US Discusses The Possibility Of Conducting A Nuclear Test After Decades

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On May 22, the Washington Post quoted a senior official and two other former officials as saying, the administration of President Donald Trump last week discussed the possibility of conducting the first nuclear test since 1992.

According to the Washington Post, the topic was made at a conference of senior officials representing leading US national security agencies. However, the conference ended without any agreement on conducting nuclear testing.

The final decision was made to take other measures to cope with external threats and avoid the possibility of resuming nuclear testing.

The news comes amid growing concerns about the possibility of an arms race around the world, especially after the United States repeatedly announced its withdrawal from many important arms control agreements.

Most recently, on May 21, US President Donald Trump announced that the United States was prepared to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, which allows participating nations (34 countries) to publicly collect information about the armed forces pages of each other, as well as the military activities of the member states.

This is the third most important arms control treaty that the leader has turned away since he took office in January 2017.
Earlier, President Trump withdrew the United States from a nuclear deal called the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (JCPOA), signed in 2015 between the P5 + 1 group with Iran and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed with Russia in 1988.

In addition, Trump also left open the possibility of ending another agreement, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) signed with Russia in 2010 and needs to be extended in early 2021.

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