US administration is suspicious of China nuclear weapon tests


A US media report that the Trump administration has discussed conducting a US nuclear test.

Citing a senior administration official and two former officials familiar with the deliberations for the info:

  • The matter came up at a meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies May 15, following accusations from administration officials that Russia and China are conducting low-yield nuclear tests – an assertion that has not been substantiated by publicly available evidence and that both countries have denied.
  • US has not decided to conduct a test, but a senior administration official said the proposal is “very much an ongoing conversation”

Another hint to issues between the US and China. Add this to the list of trade tensions, HK tensions, coronavirus blame game. 

A US media report that the Trump administration has discussed conducting a US nuclear test.

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