WASHINGTON, 16 APR — RIA Novosti. Russia was able to conduct experiments related to nuclear weapons, stated in the annual report of the state Department transmitted to Congress.
“the United States believes that Russia conducted experiments related to nuclear weapons, which caused the release of nuclear energy”, — stated in the document.
“Maybe Russia is testing in such a way that the nuclear energy released from the explosive container, and this causes concern with Russia’s obligations concerning notifications in accordance with the contract,” — said the foreign Ministry.
the report also expresses concern that Moscow may not fully comply with its obligation to notify Washington about the nuclear experiments in accordance with the Agreement between the USSR and the USA on the limitation of underground nuclear weapons tests of 1974.
however, the United States accused Russia of violating the agreement.
According to state Department, Moscow should provide notice of such experiments that Washington could in connection with the Protocol to the Treaty to conduct verification tests.
the Russian side has not yet commented on this report.
the Treaty between the USSR and the USA on the limitation of underground nuclear weapon tests, signed in July 1974, limits the capacity threshold of underground nuclear tests, and also provides a system for mutual control over compliance with the agreement. The exchange of information between Russia and the United States under this agreement by transfer of notification.
On the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, reducing strategic offensive arms and the other.