After decades the United States considering to conduct a nuclear test explosion.
The Trump administration discussed last week whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, the Washington Post reported late on Friday, citing a senior official and two former officials familiar with the matter.
The topic surfaced at a meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies after accusations from the administration that Russia and China are conducting low-yield nuclear tests, as reported by Washington Post.
However the meeting didn’t conclude on any agreement but the ongoing conversation still going.
United States planning to conduct a nuclear test in a response of report which claimed that China may have secretly conducted a low yield underground nuclear test.
In last 28 Years United States didn’t conducted any nuclear test explosion. Last time they conducted the test in September 1992.
The Trump Administration wanted to bring Beijing to a negotiating standpoint for a trilateral deal to regulate the arsenals of the biggest nuclear powers.
The arms control framework, New START Pact of 2009 (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a treaty in between the United States of America and the Russia on the reduction and limitation of strategic nuclear weapons.
Now the Trump administration has been pushing to negotiate a follow-on agreement that includes China in addition to Russia, but China has rejected calls for talks so far.
“It would be an invitation for other nuclear-armed countries to follow suit,” said Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association. “It would be the starting gun to an unprecedented nuclear arms race. You would also disrupt the negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who may no longer feel compelled to honor his moratorium on nuclear testing.”