Donald Trump could conduct the first nuclear weapons test since 1992 – pictured right (Images: AP / Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Donald Trump could green-light a nuclear weapons test to keep competitors Russia and China in check, it was argued. The & # 39; President of the United States is probably keen to conduct the first & # 39; e FS since 1992 in an attempt to strengthen the country's hand ahead of talks with Russia and China on managing their supplies.

According to The Washington Post, the idea was first pitched by senior national security officials on May 15, with a source who told the paper that the view on a test is "very much an ongoing conversation".

The & # 39; National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) report of & # 39; The United States strongly opposes the idea, but has declined to comment on that claim /

Another official proved that the idea for nuke testing is already dead in the water. They said that instead of other measures being seen to strengthen the United States' hand, forward talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

The FS hopes to get both other countries to sign a trilateral agreement on limiting the size of their respective nuclear papers.

President Trump's Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea suggests that China is currently building its nuclear weapons stockpile and & # 39; uses these forces to intimidate the United States and our friends and allies. & # 39;

Putin and Xi have been accused in recent months of performing underground tests with & # 39; low yield & # 39; using smaller weapons, but both China and Russia deny those accusations.

And Daryl Kimball, of the Arms Control Association training group, said the US could continue with its own testing to trigger a new arms race across the globe. Kimball explained: & # 39; It would be an invitation for other nuclear weapons countries to follow them.

'It would be the starting point for an unusual race on nuclear weapons. You would also disrupt the negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who may not feel compelled to honor his nuclear testing moratorium. & # 39;

Nuclear weapons testing is intended to check the reliability of a country's stock, or to try a new weapon, but the United States is currently monitoring the readiness of its arsenal by monitoring & # 39; e parts of rockets and with computer simulations.

Rumors of new tests come days after President Trump announced plans to withdraw the US from the 18-year-old Open Skies treaty. It allows all 34 member states to conduct reconnaissance flights over each other's airspace, and was made to try to prevent an accidental war.

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