Voltaire Network

Russian statement on alleged very low-yield nuclear tests

| Moscow (Russia)
+
JPEG - 20.3 kb

We consider claims that Russia may be conducting very low-yield nuclear tests as a crude provocation. This accusation is absolutely groundless and is no more than another attempt to smear Russia’s image.

Regrettably, such attacks through the global media have already become routine. As a rule, they are made when Washington wants to withdraw from yet another international treaty or was exposed of violating it.

The goal is obvious – to distract world public attention from the US’s failure to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Moreover, it is possible that Washington is using this accusation to cover up its own preparations for large-scale nuclear weapons tests.

The Russian Federation was one of the first to ratify the CTBT in 2000. We are strictly complying with the letter and spirit of the treaty. The moratorium that has been imposed by Russia on nuclear tests since 1991 fully conforms to the commitments under the treaty.

The CTBT was designed to become a major element of the international arms control system. We consider it a foreign policy priority to facilitate its entry into force as soon as possible. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said this in no uncertain terms in his statement on April 11, 2016.

We urge the United States again to display a responsible approach and ratify the CTBT, without which it cannot become valid. American political and military leaders should remember that a return to the nuclear tests era is fraught with the most adverse consequences for global stability.

Voltaire Network

Voltaire, international edition

Article licensed under Creative Commons

The articles on Voltaire Network may be freely reproduced provided the source is cited, their integrity is respected and they are not used for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

Support Voltaire Network

You visit this website to seek quality analysis that enables you to forge your own understanding of today’s world. In order to continue our work, we need you to support our efforts.
Help us by making a contribution.

How to participate in Voltaire Network?

The members of our team are all volunteers.
- Professional-level mother-tongue translators: you can help us by translating our articles.

Iran paralysed
Iran paralysed
by Thierry Meyssan
We are all liars
We are all liars
by Thierry Meyssan
Who are the arsonists of the petrol tankers in the Gulf?
“The art of war”
Who are the arsonists of the petrol tankers in the Gulf?
by Manlio Dinucci, Voltaire Network
 
Iranian comment on foreign military forces in the Gulf
Iranian comment on foreign military forces in the Gulf
by Majid Takht Ravanchi, Voltaire Network
 
330. Towards extradition of Julian Assange
«Current Concerns», n°13, June 12, 2019
Towards extradition of Julian Assange
Partners
 
Russia-China : the summit which the media ignored
“The Art of War”
Russia-China : the summit which the media ignored
by Manlio Dinucci, Voltaire Network
 
The long arm of the Bilderberg Group
“The Art of War”
The long arm of the Bilderberg Group
by Manlio Dinucci, Voltaire Network
 
329. The Assange Affair
«Current Concerns», n°12, May 31, 2019
The Assange Affair
Partners
 
What does Avigdor Lieberman know?
What does Avigdor Lieberman know?
by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network