U. S. Officials Claim Russia Preparing for Nuclear Test
Bleek, Philipp C., Arms Control Today
IN LATE APRIL and early May, U.S. officials briefed select members of Congress on new intelligence that they believe indicates that Russia is preparing to conduct nuclear tests at its Novaya Zemlya test site, according to congressional sources.
Asked about the U.S. allegations at a May 13 briefing, a senior U.S. official said, "We expect the Russian government to carry out its pledge to refrain from nuclear testing." The official said the situation illustrated why the administration feels the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is unverifiable, arguing that if a country seeks "to test in a deceptive manner..we might not be able to pick that up." Ratified by Russia and signed by …
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Publication information: Article title: U. S. Officials Claim Russia Preparing for Nuclear Test. Contributors: Bleek, Philipp C. - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 32. Issue: 5 Publication date: June 2002. Page number: 27+. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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