Russia has completely withdrawn from the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Moscow has canceled the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
According to Al Jazeera, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Thursday.
Moscow says the United States is hesitant to ratify the international agreement. That is why Russia withdrew from the agreement.
Earlier last month, the Russian parliament approved a decision to withdraw from the agreement.
In this regard, Putin said, Russia’s decision to withdraw from this agreement is like holding a mirror in front of the United States.
Moscow announced the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996. The condition of the agreement was that no more nuclear weapons tests could be carried out. But the United States did not ratify this agreement.
Apart from the US, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, Egypt, North Korea, Iran have also not ratified this agreement.
Putin said Russian scientists want to test nuclear weapons again. However, no final decision has been made yet.
On the other hand, the Russian Foreign Minister said that if the United States does not test nuclear weapons again, Russia will not do so either.