If the U.S. withdraws from the Treaty on the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban (CTBT), it could lead to the collapse of the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT), head of the Center for international security of the IMEMO ran, academician Alexei Arbatov.
"Now they said that out of the Treaty on open skies. In Washington there is serious talk about the way out of the Treaty on comprehensive ban of nuclear tests. His training took 33 years from the first Treaty of 1963. The achievement is that since 1996, no country except North Korea has not conducted nuclear tests. If USA go out and start testing, will collapse, not only of the Treaty will collapse and the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, because these two contracts are very closely related," he said during an online session, "Primako readings."