CNN: US, Russia and China may resume nuclear weapons tests | Abroad

The United States, Russia and China have in recent years built new facilities and dug tunnels on their sites intended for testing nuclear weapons. This is evident from satellite images obtained by CNN, the American news site writes.

This concerns an area in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, a site on a Russian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean and a place in the desert of the American state of Nevada. Images from the last three to five years show new mountain tunnels, new roads and warehouses, and increased traffic to and from these test areas, according to CNN.

“We’re really seeing a lot of evidence that Russia, China and the United States could resume nuclear weapons testing,” said Jeffrey Lewis, an adjunct professor at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, a nongovernmental organization that fights nuclear weapons. proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

No proof

According to CNN, retired US Air Force colonel and former intelligence analyst Cedric Leighton comes to the same conclusion. “It is very clear that all three countries, Russia, China and the US, have invested a lot of time, effort and money not only in modernizing their nuclear arsenals, but also in preparing for the kind of activities that would be necessary are for a test,” he says.

The news site does note that there is no evidence that Russia, the US or China are preparing for an upcoming nuclear test.