Russian Duma takes first step to revoke ratification of nuclear test ban treaty

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament took the first step on Tuesday towards revoking ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and its top lawmaker warned the United States that Moscow might even abandon the pact altogether.

Russia says the aim is to restore parity with the United States, which has signed but never ratified the 1996 treaty, and that it will not resume testing unless Washington does.

Advertisement · Scroll to continueBut arms control experts are concerned that Russia may be inching towards a test which could usher in a new era of big power nuclear – and […]

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