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    Russian Lawmakers Will Consider Rescinding Ratification of Global Nuclear Test Ban, Speaker Says

    Russian Lawmakers Will Consider Rescinding Ratification of Global Nuclear Test Ban, Speaker Says

    Moscow — Russian lawmakers will consider revoking the ratification of a global nuclear test ban, the parliament speaker said Friday.

    The statement from Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the lower house, the State Duma, followed Russian President Vladimir Putin's warning that Moscow could consider rescinding the ratification of the international banning nuclear tests since the United States has never ratified it.

    There are widespread concerns that could move to resume nuclear tests to try to discourage the West from continuing to offer military support to Ukraine. Many Russian hawks have spoken in favor of resuming the tests.

    Volodin reaffirmed Moscow's claim that Western military support for Ukraine means the U.S. and its allies are engaged in the conflict.

    and Brussels have unleashed a war against our country,” Volodin said. “Today's challenges require decisions.”

    He said that senior lawmakers will discuss recalling the 2000 ratification of the nuclear test ban at the next meeting of the agenda-setting house council.

    “It conforms with our national interests,” Volodin said. “And it will come as a quid pro quo response to the United States, which has still failed to ratify the treaty.”

    Speaking Thursday at a forum with foreign affairs experts, Putin noted the United States has signed but not ratified the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban, while Russia has signed and…

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