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World Russia accuses U.S. of taking destructive stance on nuclear-test ban treaty

10:25  30 june  2020
10:25  30 june  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water. A test ban was also seen as a means of slowing nuclear proliferation and the nuclear arms race. Though the PTBT did not halt proliferation or the arms race, its enactment did coincide with a substantial decline

The US - Russian treaty to reduce long-range nuclear arms, meanwhile, is set to expire in February 2021. The Trump administration is reviewing “The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty , unratified though it is by the U . S . but with 184 signatories, may be the last remaining cornerstone in the arms

MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry accused the United States on Tuesday of taking a destructive stance over the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and of preparing for a possible resumption of nuclear testing.

SEVERODVINSK, RUSSIA - JUNE 12, 2020: Russian Navy officers are seen during a ceremony to commission the Russian Navy's Knyaz Vladimir Borei A-class nuclear submarine (Project 955A). The submarine will enter service with the 31st Submarine Division of Russia's Northern Fleet. Sevmash Shipbuilding Company/TASS (Photo by Sevmash Shipbuilding Company\TASS via Getty Images) SEVERODVINSK, RUSSIA - JUNE 12, 2020: Russian Navy officers are seen during a ceremony to commission the Russian Navy's Knyaz Vladimir Borei A-class nuclear submarine (Project 955A). The submarine will enter service with the 31st Submarine Division of Russia's Northern Fleet. Sevmash Shipbuilding Company/TASS (Photo by Sevmash Shipbuilding Company\TASS via Getty Images)

The United States has signed but not ratified the treaty. Russia ratified the treaty 20 years ago on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

China challenges the U.S. to reduce its nuclear arsenal to same level .
China challenges the U.S. to reduce its nuclear arsenal to same levelThe U.S. has repeatedly called for China to join in trilateral negotiations to extend a flagship nuclear arms treaty between the U.S. and Russia that is due to expire in February next year.

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