Polaris Nuclear Missile

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Washington Post, citing informed sources, reported this week that the United States has discussed the possibility of conducting its first nuclear test since 1992.

According to the publication, this issue was raised last Friday at a meeting of U.S. officials from departments and ministries concerned with national security issues, during which no agreement was reached on conducting the nuclear test.

One official told the newspaper that discussions were still ongoing, while another another source said that “it was finally decided to take other measures in response to the threats by Russia and China, but while avoiding the resumption of nuclear tests.”

The newspaper confirmed that the National Security Council at the White House refused to comment on this information.

A senior administration official indicated that the suggestion to Moscow and Beijing that the United States could conduct a “quick test” would give the United States an advantage in arms control negotiations that Washington wanted to conduct not only with Moscow, but with Beijing as well.

The newspaper points to the emergence of serious differences during the meeting over the idea of ​​a nuclear test.

According to the newspaper, supporters of nuclear non-proliferation believe that the resumption of nuclear tests could lead to destabilizing consequences.

Share this article:
  • 1
ALSO READ  Seven Pakistani soldiers killed in two attacks inside Baluchistan

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Notify of
Rate Article
What do you think of the article?
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments