The permanent representative of Iran urged the United States to perform their duties
The permanent representative of Iran to the international organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharib-Abadi has expressed concern about reports according to which high-ranking U.S. officials discussed the possibility of conducting nuclear tests and urged the United States to comply with obligations under treaties in the field of disarmament.
"We Express our deep concern about reports that senior US officials had discussed the possibility of conducting nuclear test explosions, which in the case of their implementation will not only be seen as a clear violation of the global moratorium on test explosions of nuclear weapons, but also seriously undermine the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and thereby international peace and security," said Abadi, whose words are on Twitter, the Iranian permanent representative.
In addition, Abadi noted the concern regarding the approval of the U.S. Senate budget of $ 10 million to prepare for such testing and urged the United States "to fulfil their obligations in ensuring the goals and objectives of the treaties in the field of disarmament".
In late may, the Washington Post, citing sources reported that the US administration discussed the possibility of holding the first since 1992 nuclear testing. The reason for the discussion was the approval of the administration that Russia and China reportedly conducted a nuclear weapons test of low power. However, as noted, the discussion ended without any decision.
Last week, the Hill newspaper reported that the U.S. Senate Committee on armed services approved the allocation of $ 10 million for projects aimed at reducing the time needed to conduct a nuclear test.
The US special envoy on arms control Marshal Billingsley said Wednesday that the United States reserves the right to nuclear testing, but don't see them as necessary.