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US nuclear test condemned by Iran, Japan
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[quote:ProspeKtor:MV8yMDc0Mjc5XzM0OTE2NjM5X0IyMjFFQUZF] [quote:Anonymous Coward 28513488:MV8yMDc0Mjc5XzM0OTE2NTM4X0M3NjA2NDMx] [quote:ProspeKtor:MV8yMDc0Mjc5XzM0OTE2NDUzXzcyQTcwMDg=] [quote:Anonymous Coward 28513488:MV8yMDc0Mjc5XzM0OTE2NDA1XzkzM0UyMTc4] this really is big new. this means the end to The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. it's a world-wide free-for-all folks. [/quote] The title is more explosive than what really happened. Read the article then judge for yourself. Peace out. [/quote] so, are you saying that they're going to add a clause to the Test Ban Treaty, saying that: "it's o.k. to test a tiny bit of plutonium"? [/quote] No one is saying they like this, but the scientists are trying to assure they understand what happens with stockpiles of this stuff. It's not like we really know what happens to stuff with long half-lives stored together for practically forever. Better that we find out. And it is chemical explosions deep in the earth, sad but true, that they are doing not nuclear explosions that send plumes of debris into the atmosphere. [/quote]
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Iran has strongly condemned the US for carrying out a nuclear test in Nevada this week, saying the move threatens world peace and shows a hypocritical set of double standards set by Washington when it comes to nuclear research.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said the Wednesday detonation proves that US foreign policy relies heavily on the use of nuclear weapons, disregarding UN calls for global disarmament, PressTV reports.
The experiment also drew criticism from Japan, with Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui wondering why the Obama administration carried out the test, despite saying he would “seek a nuclear-free world.”
The test proves that the US “could use nuclear weapons anytime,” said Hirotami Yamada, who heads the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors Council.
On Friday it was announced that the Nevada National Security Site had successfully detonated plutonium in a deep shaft Wednesday to test the safety and effectiveness of US nuclear weapons, National Nuclear Security Administration officials said.
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