The US latest actions in the sphere of nuclear tests are leaving ever less confidence that Washington intends to comply with the moratorium on such tests, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, ONA reports citing TASS.
"We have drawn attention to reports in the US media on the need for the US to resume nuclear tests," the diplomat said.
"The emergence of such reports should be viewed as the efforts to prepare the US public opinion for the idea that nuclear tests are allegedly an inevitable need, without which the US national security may be threatened. This logic follows Washington’s policy towards persistently creating conditions for the possible resumption of nuclear tests," the spokeswoman stressed.
The causes, for which the United States "refuses to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and has also made a decision on increasing the readiness of the Nevada test range" are becoming clear, she pointed out.
"Such actions are leaving ever less confidence that the United States will continue complying with the nuclear test ban effective since 1992," the spokeswoman said.
"The US stance opens the way for unleashing a new round of a nuclear arms race," Zakharova said.