Russian State Duma plans to cancel ratification of nuclear test ban treaty
At the upcoming meeting of the State Duma Council, the matter of withdrawing the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty will be on the agenda
The Chairman of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, shared the information.
At a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, Russian leader Vladimir Putin proposed to withdraw the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Putin spoke about the successful test of a global-range cruise missile with a Burevestnik nuclear warhead in Russia and the completion of work on the Sarmat super-heavy missile.
The withdrawal of the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty is in Russia's national interests and "will be a mirror response to the United States, which has not yet ratified the treaty," Volodin said.
"The situation in the world has changed. Washington and Brussels have unleashed a war against our country. Today's challenges require new solutions," he added.
Reference. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was approved on September 10, 1996 by the UN General Assembly Resolution 50/245 and opened for signature by all countries on September 24, 1996. The main objective of the Treaty is to ban all nuclear tests - above ground, underground, in the atmosphere and under water. States parties to the Treaty have undertaken legal obligations not to conduct any nuclear explosions and to refrain from inducing, encouraging or participating in any way in the conduct of test explosions. As the Treaty is open-ended, this prohibition has no time limit.
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