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US Scientists Urge Trump Not To Resume Nuclear Weapons Tests

US Scientists Urge Trump Not To Resume Nuclear Weapons Tests

Dozens of leading American scientists have called on US President Donald Trump not to resume testing nuclear weapons.

"Nuclear weapons tests can increase the risk of a new nuclear arms race, as well as an unintended or deliberate nuclear war," says a letter from about 70 scientists sent to the American leader on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the world's first test of nuclear weapons technology in new Mexico "Trinity."

"Following the established tradition of scientists speaking out against nuclear weapons because of their harmful impact on both humanity and the planet, we ask the US authorities to refrain from plans to conduct nuclear tests," the letter says.

Among the dozens of scientists who signed the message to Trump, there were about 10 Nobel laureates.

They also pointed out that the resumption of us nuclear tests will "give the green light" to other countries, such as the DPRK, India, and Pakistan, to step up work in this area.

In late May, the Washington Post reported that the administration of the US President is discussing the possibility of testing nuclear weapons as a warning signal to Russia and China.

On July 16, 1945, the world's first test of nuclear weapons technology, codenamed "Trinity," took place in New Mexico.