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Russia Abandoning Nuclear Weapons Test Deal

By Callie Wyckoff


President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced on Thursday that Russia plans to abandon the agreement to outlaw nuclear weapons tests.

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Before this, the country followed the treaty in 1996 outlaws all nuclear explosions including any tests of nuclear weapons.

Just hours after this new bill was signed into law Russia's military had their first nuclear test which launched multiple missiles from a submarine and long-ranger bomber aircraft.

The United States commented on this act by Russia saying they were disturbed and the US Department of State said, "A move like this by any state party needlessly endangers the global norm against nuclear explosive testing."

With Russia abandoning the 1996 law, only one treaty for nuclear weapons remains- in which the treaty states Russia can regularly inspect our nuclear facilities and vise versa. This treaty is set to expire in early 2026.


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