Senior officials from agencies involved in national security, last Friday, may 15, was considering conducting a nuclear test, the Washington Post reported.
The reason for the discussion was the approval of the administration that Russia and China reportedly conducted a nuclear weapons test of low power.
The meeting ended without any decision on the matter. Two people familiar with the discussion, noted serious disagreements about this idea.
At the same time, another source pointed out that eventually decided to take other measures “in response to threats posed by Russia and China, and to avoid the resumption of tests.”
According to the newspaper’s source in the administration, a demonstration of Moscow and Beijing that the US can conduct a “rapid test” may be useful from the point of view of negotiations on the control of nuclear missile weapons.