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US Discussed Conducting its First Nuclear Test in Decades

Voice of America
23 May 2020, 17:05 GMT+10

The Trump administration discussed last week whether to conduct its first nuclear test explosion since 1992, The Washington Post reported late on Friday, citing a senior official and two former officials familiar with the matter.

The topic surfaced at a meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies after accusations from the administration that Russia and China are conducting low-yield nuclear tests, the Post said.

The meeting, however, did not conclude with any agreement to conduct a nuclear test.

A decision was ultimately made to take other measures in response to threats posed by Russia and China and avoid a resumption of testing, the report added.

U.S. officials could not be reached immediately for a comment.

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